About An Unwilling Accomplice• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
First of all, I adore the Bess Crawford series from author Charles Todd - I love that Bess is a nurse (kind of like a grown-up version of the Cherry Ames books that I loved as a young girl) and I love the setting of the World War I action in England and France.
I was a bit disappointed in "An Unwilling Accomplice." The sixth book in the series finds Bess in the midst of a horrible situation that has her suspected of murder, and it's up to her and Simon, the Sergeant-Major who appears in her life just when she needs him, to clear her name and solve the mystery as well. So the two friends (admirers of each other?) jump in their car and drive and drive and drive - back and forth, here and there, following clues and leads, most of which are frustrating dead-ends.
I would have liked to see a little more character development of the secondary characters, and I would love to see more movement in the Bess/Simon relationship arena. That being said, I still adore Bess Crawford and will remain a faithful reader looking forward to the next book in the series which is coming up soon.
About Charles Todd
Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.
Visit their website at Charlestodd.com and like CharlesToddNovels on Facebook.
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to William Morrow for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.