Angel with Two Faces by Nicola Upson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this , but I felt like it dragged a bit in some parts. I didn't particularly like the lesbian themes because I felt they were outside the plot and didn't add anything to it. I realize that it is part of who Josephine Tey was and, as such, should be included, but not as a side plot. It distracts from the mystery and interrupts the flow.
The mystery itself is very compelling. The plot twists and turns, leaving the reader having to incorporate new information that renders previous conclusions invalid. Loveday is one of the most interesting characters in the book and one I would like to see in future books. At first the reader sees her as simple minded and childlike, but as the plot develops, she reveals her native intelligence and perception. In a book that is, at times, very dark, she is a breath of fresh air.
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