The tenth installment in the Maisie Dobbs series finds Maisie in London working on multiple cases. A woman from India has been murdered, a teenager has gone missing, and Maisie has been called in to investigate both.
Maisie continues to struggle with personal demons left from the loss of her mother and memories of World War I. In Leaving Everything Most Loved, Maisie is not only searching for answers for her cases, but also seeking clues about the journey her life should take. At age 37, when most of her peers have settled into domestic lives, Maisie feels the urge to travel and discover the world around her.
Jacqueline Winspear is known for her development of strong characters, deep sense of place, and compelling storylines evolving within the backdrop of England between World Wars I and II. Leaving Everything Most Loved is no exception, although as a reader I worry Maisie’s downheartedness as a character may signal Winspear’s restlessness as an author about where this series is going. A quick look at Jacqueline Winspear’s webpage indicates she plans to continue writing but offers no details about future projects.
I will hope for the best and look forward to to where Maisie’s journey leads and the new adventures she finds as she sails to India. ~Enjoy~