Quick Review: Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Summary from Goodreads: In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot’s death.

A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world.

In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war — one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.

My Thoughts: This is the third book in the Maisie Dobbs series, and I am slowly beginning to warm to the main character.  As I have found with the previous two books, I really enjoy the storylines and the cases Maisie works on.  The setting and period are brought to life with ease, and I’m looking forward to reading book four, in the hope that Maisie herself starts to grow on me.

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