Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Sickness in the Soul: An Ashmole Foxe Georgian MysteryA Sickness in the Soul: An Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mystery by William Savage
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Georgian society and its preoccupations are well portrayed in this murder mystery...

A Sickness in the Soul: An Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mystery by John William Savage is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The author weaves a well-crafted Georgian period whodunit that will captivate the reader’s attention from the start. Skillfully constructed, this well researched fiction will have you turning the pages from beginning to end. There’s plenty of imagery in the writing style that makes you feel you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book.

This was a captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of intriguing moments that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much.

This for me was a phenomenal read. It was one of those books that stayed with me for several days after I finished reading. The vivid descriptions of the settings, situations, and the people were stunning and realistic. The author’s use of genuine dialogue further added to the overall atmosphere of authenticity. Georgian society and its preoccupations are well portrayed in this novel.

It’s one of those stories that come along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader.

I’ll be looking forward to reading more from William Savage in the future. I would highly recommend this book and would add that it has a distinctly cinematic feel to it. A well-deserved five stars from me.

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