This historical fiction novel a bestseller when released in the
U.K. in 2006 has all the elements of a good read: action, suspense, and
even a bit of romance though the pace falls a bit short of the mark. While the
book overall was entertaining, it wasn't until the final third that it became
hard to put down.
The book centers around four main characters whose lives are intertwined: Harry, his old classmates Bernie and Sandy, and Barbara, Bernie's ex-lover, and Sandy's current paramour. It is Sandy, however, who is left out of the third person narration, as the book switches from the perspectives of the other three. This makes Sandy's already shady persona even more suspect.
Sansom brings to life an era that's likely unfamiliar to many. He sets the mood and easily evokes the horrors of wartime with simple descriptions. In this scene, the war...
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The Angel of Losses
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