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The White Feather Killer
The White Feather Killer | R.N. Morris
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London, 1914. The declaration of war with Germany has made the capital a dark, uncertain place, rife with fear and suspicion. As the pressure on young men to enlist grows stronger, Pastor Cardew holds a rally at his church. Unfortunately, it ends in humiliation for Felix Simpkins when he receives a dreaded white feather the ultimate sign of cowardice. Meanwhile, DI Silas Quinn returns to New Scotland Yard after his recent sick leave to find the Special Crimes Department has been closed and his team absorbed into CID. But when a body is discovered in Wormwood Scrubs the day after Cardew's rally, a white feather placed in its mouth, Quinn finds himself unable to take a back seat in the investigation. Was the murderer really a foreign spy . . . or someone closer to home?
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JazzFeathers
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Mehso-so

I'm sorry to say this was quite disappointing. It was all over the place, in all aspect.
The first half of the novel followed any possible character (some only minimally related to the mystery). A lot of space concerned the MC'S coming to terms with what happened in the previous book.
The murder happend halfway through the book. At that point the story was gripping for a few chapters... then went all over the place again. The ending was messy.

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JazzFeathers
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Honestly, this is a story that tende to go 'a bit too far', but now that is recaunting the actual investigation rather than random facts, it is a lot more enjoyable.

76% in and aiming to finish it today.

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JazzFeathers
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Started this yesterday night.
Bit slow as a start, l'd expect a mystery to come to the point faster. But the characters are interesting, the writing is great and the historical setting so vivid.
Let's read on!

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Eyelit I love that tablet cover! 4mo
JazzFeathers @Eyelit Thanks. I'm quite fond of it myself 😊 4mo
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