Book Review: Charles Todd’s An Impartial Witness

Posted December 29, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Charles Todd’s An Impartial Witness

An Impartial Witness

by Charles Todd


Series: Bess Crawford #2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include A Lonely Death, A Bitter Truth, The Confession, An Unmarked Grave, The Walnut Tree, Proof of Guilt, A Question of Honor, An Unwilling Accomplice, Hunting Shadows, A Pattern of Lies, A Fine Summer's Day, No Shred of Evidence, The Shattered Tree, Racing the Devil.

Genres: Historical Mystery

This Hardcover has 352 pages and was published by William Morrow on August 31, 2010. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Second in the Bess Crawford historical mystery series revolving around a battlefield nurse during World War I in 1917.

My Take

I found this one more believable than his first. I really like how well Todd conveys the feel of England in the first World War. He brings out the style and mores as well as the privation suffered by the English, although it has a softness to it. Although I am rather surprised at how much driving around Bess does when supposedly petrol is in short supply!

I’m also curious as to what might happen between Bess and Simon…it’s a possibility. In the meantime, it’s interesting to watch Bess detect within the culture of the time…and as she can get leave from her duties as a nursing sister on the Continent.

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