Sunday, May 30, 2021

A Dangerous Goodbye by Fliss Chester

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A Dangerous Goodbye
by Fliss Chester

Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Bookouture
Released: August 20th 2020

Source: Rented through Kindle Unlimited.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
1944. While war rages in Europe, Fenella Churche is doing her bit in the green fields of England. But when she finds a letter addressed to her from her fiancé Arthur, she knows he may not be coming back from the war in France. Fen also realises that her darling Arthur is giving her all the clues she needs to find out what happened to him.

1945. With the war behind them and nothing left for her in England, Fen travels to the deceptively pretty French village where she thinks Arthur might be, but there’s no sign of him. She’s close to giving up when she finds his silver cigarette case and another letter full of clues. But when the local priest is killed, it’s clear someone wants to keep wartime secrets buried. If Arthur, a brilliant spy, was outwitted and betrayed, can Fen stay alive long enough to find out what happened to the man she loves?

My Review:
A Dangerous Goodbye is a mystery set in 1945 in France. This was a clue-based puzzle mystery. Fen asked good questions, was observant, and was able to link the clues together to solve the mysteries. Whodunit was guessable based on the clues. I was pretty sure of whodunit from shortly after the murder (probably because I read more murder mysteries than Fen apparently has). The main characters were interesting, engaging, and had realistic reactions to events. Historical details like turns of phrase or details about the French resistance were woven into the story and brought it alive in my imagination without slowing the pacing.

There was no sex. There were only a few uses of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting historical mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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