Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Dusty Pages Review: The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock

You are cordially invited to Sinclair’s Midnight Peacock Ball!

The festive season has come to Sinclair’s and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party . . .

As sinister secrets come to light, our intrepid heroines find themselves faced with a more baffling mystery than ever before!

With the help of their friends, can they uncover the truth in time to foil a truly diabolical plot? Or will Mr Sinclair’s New Year’s Eve Midnight Peacock Ball spell disaster for the dauntless young detectives?
I was so excited for the release of this book but also sad to hear it was the last one in this series. As the last book, I wanted three things from it. A good all out story. I wanted questions answered and I finally wanted the villain revealed. I am happy to say that I got all three.

Midnight Peacock is beautifully written. I have always enjoyed Ms Woodfine's style. Although this book is meant for a younger audience, as an adult I still enjoy reading it for its almost innocence. Unlike the gritty hard hitting thrillers that are written for adults, this has all the qualities of those but without throwing in profanity, sex or drugs. The plot of these books don't need spicing at all.

They remind me a little on the Enid Blyton books I used to read as a child only much, much better. I enjoy reading about the characters, who although young, are as capable of getting by in early twentieth century London as any of the adults around them. I have never done spoilers for any book I have reviewed but I will say that those that have followed this series from the start will not be at all disappointed with the outcome. At last all the answers you craved are at your fingertips, all you need, is open up that first page and start to read.

I give it

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