This book is so highly readable that you don’t have to be an historical fiction reader to like it.
The description didn’t strike my fancy (and I didn’t read the author’s previous novel, The Orphan’s Tale, because it was blurbed as being for fans (which I wasn’t) of the The Night Circus and Water for Elephants); but I had snagged a digital library loan, started reading . . . and found it hard to stop!!
I was so invested in the characters and engrossed in the well told story, despite gaffes (e.g., the same phrase used among different characters: “[this] — no, [that]”), and typos in the EPUB format. It’s written in a contemporary voice.
But to her the truth had to prevail.
She was looking for why.
“Does the ‘why’ matter?”
It sure does, and it’s a thrilling journey!