Review: The Amber Shadows

The Amber Shadows
The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I saw this title on NetGalley, I was first intrigued by the silhouettes on cover then I read the description and I was sold especially since I’ve just finished binge-watching The Bletchley Circle! I wanted to read a novel in that setting, Bletchley Park. The mystery spin in The Amber Shadows just made it more appealing as it is closer in description to the tv series. The differences being actual time setting and a slightly ‘mystical’ nature of the mystery.

Honey Deschamps was haunted by the mysterious and seemingly glamorous past of her parents; especially her father’s who she barely knows. So when she receives mysterious packages from Russia, she can only assume that they came from him. There were many questions surrounding the packages and many insurmountable barriers to climb to find the answers she needed to make the decision on these packages. There is a World War going on…

The author has successfully transported me into the world of time past; it was almost always dark, it was confusing, it was scary, and it was definitely not the time to be mysterious or nosy! Whilst I was left a little disappointed that the resolution wasn’t as glamorous as I’d wish it to be, it was very realistic. I guess I was just as carried away as Honey with her wishful conception of her father.

The Amber Shadows is a gripping mystery novel with a most thrilling setting. Whilst it’s not quite The Bletchley Circle and it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, it was still an enjoyable read.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review

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