The Shattered Tree: A Bess Crawford Mystery
An exhilarating, heart-pounding, and totally mystifying novel! The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd took me for a ride from the moment I started reading. Each new twist and turn became more shocking and horrifying than the last. I simply could not put this book down! Bess Crawford is a very strong female lead character, with her pure heart and spunky determination. Being a nurse in WWI was hard enough for most women, but especially so for the daughter of a solider like Bess. She shows intelligence and wit that’s a very refreshing departure from how most people view old war nurses. The drama and mystery she finds herself in the middle of could not be more heart-breaking or curious. Human nature is a very dark and dangerous thing, and I love the way its many facets are portrayed in this novel. The talented teamwork of the authors making up “Charles Todd” definitely are a treat, and I look forward to discovering more Bess Crawford novels from them. This is a highly recommend book for anyone who loves mysteries and historical fictions from the WWI era.