Author: Kelly Oliver
Series: Fiona Figg Mystery #1
Publisher: Level Best Books
Release Date: March 10, 2020
A new cozy mystery series has captured my attention!
Fiona Figg’s life has begun to crumble apart. After four years of happy marriage, she decides to surprise her husband at work one day and finds him in the arms of another woman. With little other course, she gets a divorce and decides to focus on her work in Room 40 at the War Office in London. She wishes that she could get out of London to avoid running into her ex-husband and his new wife and she soon gets her wish. She is offered the chance to retreat to Ravenswick Abbey to spy on a South African war correspondent named Frederick Fredericks. After arriving at Ravenswick, she is quickly caught up in a domestic dispute that delves into the murder of a countess. Fiona must maintain her cover and assist in the murder case to appease all parties. Be careful what you wish for!
Sometimes you just need a cozy mystery to forget about your day and that is exactly what readers will find with Betrayal at Ravenswick. This book was equal parts serious and humorous as Fiona bumbles around undercover as a male doctor. It is easy to find an emotional connection with Fiona on her losses but also find yourself telling her that it’s not a good idea to go through with what she has planned. It’s easy to become her friend as you read the story. I’ve always enjoyed this genre and having in set during World War I was an even better reason to read it. That book is based on some historical characters, so if you know much about Room 40, it makes it that much more fun to read. This book is suited for an older audience, but I believe many will enjoy it.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.