About the Book:
There is travel abroad and when Annalisse and Alec investigate, some people may not be who they claim. Also, when Annalisse does historical research she find names have been changed. It is like a huge international puzzle that must be solved and the mafia is in the middle of it. Annalisse manages to get herself in trouble so there is some suspense too.
The narrative is seen mostly from Annalisse's viewpoint, in first person. But there are other parts of the book seen from other characters, such as members of the mafia, in third person. Bell's writing style is quite flowery and hard to follow at times. For example, “King turns, with an arm taking flight above his head.” (1654/4092) I have no idea what that means nor can I picture it. Bell is good at description so her novel would appeal to readers who like detailed passages.
This is the third novel in a series and it would be understood the best if the previous ones in the series were read first.
About the Author:
Marlene M. Bell is an eclectic mystery writer, artist, photographer, and she raises sheep on a ranch in wooded East Texas with her husband, Gregg.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)