When I requested to read the book, I didn’t realize it was a part of the series. Due to this fact, the novel has covered a lot of information from the previous novel. And for everyone who has read my previous reviews know – I do not like a large list of characters… and this book has presented a handful of them, it was hard to keep up with each character and their storylines. Hence making the book very very long.
Now, I do not often come across the historical novel that covers all the following topics such as females in medicine, working-class females, colored females in medicine, interracial marriage, religion. This novel has covered A LOT. Nonetheless, the main subject of the novel was the mysterious affairs/cases that felt on the detectives’ desks.
Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte case piles have been growing larger with each week, multiple victims of illegal abortion turning up left and right, missing banker’s wife, and gruesome murder of a young mother. In despair, Jack involves his wife Dr. Anna Savard, and her cousin Dr. Sophie Savard to consult on the cases. Through a rollercoaster of events, present and past, the detectives with the help of Savard’s family and friends, resolve not one – but all three cases.
As mentioned previously, the novel covers multiple subjects at once, which made it super long to read, because I was losing interest. Everything was tied up at the end, and it made a great novel, hence the four stars, but it was very hard to read.
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