Fabulous historical fiction mystery

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This book was so good! I enjoyed the realness that the author put into it. I think people can relate to all the emotions that the characters have, even without ever having been in their situation.

I wasn't thrilled with some of the repetition of themes in the beginning, but the reason for it is explained later in the book. It makes sense within the context of the story.

I loved the combination of historical fiction and mystery. I thought both were really well done. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and trying to figure out what happened. The setting and time period fit perfectly.

This is the first book I've read by Rosen and I look forward to reading more of his work. There is potential for this to become a series at the end and I would LOVE that.

I listened to the audio version narrated by Vikas Adam. I initially didn't love the narration because there were a couple parts where it didn't fit. For example, a woman described as having a "deep, sharp voice" and I was surprised to hear her represented with a high-pitched female voice. There was also a line where a man was described as pleading and the sentence he spoke sounded aggressively angry. So, early on I thought the narration would be awful. However, those seemed to be the only issues. Mr. Adam was was able to give all of the characters different voices and personality without ever mixing them up. I always knew who was talking based on the variations. As the book progressed, I was won over and impressed by the narration. I am happy to to be able to recommend it.