No matter what is going on in my life I am always up for reading about Flavia and her latest investigation. I am glad to say that I liked this one far better from the previous installment in the series but it still had some problems in my eyes.
Flavia is back home after being banished to Canada and she finds that her home isn't just what it used to be. Things do seem to be a bit more normal for her when she comes across a dead body. Finding dead bodies is just the norm for Flavia. Flavia throws herself into her investigation.
Flavia seemed a bit more grown in this book. There were still some glimpses of the Flavia that I loved but I really didn't like how she turned into Feely and Daphy whenever she was around her cousin. That was just weird to read. Her friendship with Inspector Hewitt and their discussions in this book were a bright spot for me.
The mystery behind this death was way to predictable and I could see all the twists coming from a mile away. Normally that wouldn't bother me that much with a Flavia book but this plot was just too obvious. Flavia should have figured it out long before she did.
I don't even want to talk about the end. I'll just say that I didn't like it and felt horrible for Flavia. It will be interesting to see where the series goes now with all that's happened.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.