Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book surprised me many times over. When I started reading I really wasn't sure what to expect. And not just because it is a debut novel but also because the type of story it is isn't my typical read.
When I first started reading I expected there to be a layer of mystery just from reading the title. Little did I know that there was more than just a "layer" of mystery and that there were actually multiple mysteries in the book. I very much did enjoy the different mysterious moments in the plot and was surprised my almost all of them!
I found myself very intrigued with Aurelie and her father's lives. It saddened me the way people lived in debtor's prisons. But it made for such an interesting back story for her. I loved the concept of the pen name and I loved the intrigue throughout.
I will admit I struggled to keep up with all of the characters but perhaps that alone is part of the mystery?
I know the dates don't align perfectly but this book had some moments when it reminded me of a Spanish television show called Gran Hotel that was similar to Downton Abbey. It had a lot of similar elements minus the pen name and the serial novel. Oh and speaking of the serial novel... thank goodness we get whole novels now. I could not have handled reading this book one chapter at a time!
I received a copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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