3: The Mystery Writer

Mann January was a good month. My third retrospective book review is of The Mystery Writer by Jessica Mann. If you like the sound of the excerpt, read the whole review here.

“Jessica Mann has written an intriguing, interwoven story of a wartime evacuation and its aftermath, cleverly bridging the class divide between past and present, and exploiting wartime confusion to create a haunting yet dramatic whole. The plot is a series of overlapping themes told from multi perspectives and from various times. These shifts provide a telling testimony to the psychological effects of the Second World War on a group of Cornish characters.”