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Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge - Book Review

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Title: Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Author: Lizzie Pook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre: Historical Fiction + Mystery

Thank you @simonbooks #simonbooksbuddy for the #gifted copy to read and review!

Atmospheric. Mysterious. Secrets. Lies. Revenge.

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge felt so immersive. It had multiple narrators; one of them was Maude and you felt like you were right along with her in Victorian London. You could feel her sadness, fear and fierce determination to uncover the truth when her belief that the British Admiralty was lying about what happened to her sister Constance, who was dead. She becomes even more determined to seek the truth when she receives a diary that reveals mercenary scientist, Edison Stowe may have had something to do with it. Both Edison and Constance were aboard the Makepeace expedition vessel; Constance having ran away and disguising herself to board.

The other narrator is told through a journal by a young cabin boy aboard the ship heading to the Arctic. This timeline felt equally immersive and I thought the use of a journal for the second timeline was very clever.

Overall this reads easy, flows nicely, and is very good writing. This is a great historical fiction with the sub genre mystery. 4.25 ⭐️

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