Book Review: In Myrtle Peril

In Myrtle Peril by Elizabeth C. Bunce

In Myrtle Peril (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 4)
by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Goodreads Author)

5 out of 5 stars

Myrtle’s father has tonsillitis in the hospital and witnesses a mysterious attack. While he is confined to bed, Myrtle will have to investigate with the assistance of her courageous governess, Miss Judson. Myrtle sets out to prove the identity of Ethel Snowcroft, who could be a long-lost heiress believed to have perished in a shipwreck years earlier.

I love the exciting mystery plot in this fourth book of the series! There are two different mysteries happening at the same time, but then the clues begin to converge and overlap, and only Myrtle can possible unravel the web of lies surrounding the hospital. This plot really kept my attention and had me guessing right up to the end!

One of the things I really loved was the setting of the hospital. The hospital has its own hierarchy, secrets, and politics. Myrtle has to navigate her way around the different porters, nurses, doctors, morticians, interns, and probationary nurses. Each person has something to hide, especially Matron, the strict head nurse.

I love how humorous the writing is! There is a lot of witty dialogue, and cute aside comments to the reader. It’s hilarious and wonderful!

The character development is absolutely phenomenal. Each book in the series seems to focus on Myrtle’s relationship with one of the other characters, and in this book it is Myrtle and her father. They have always been very close, but their trust is really challenged in this book, and they have to learn to have faith in one another. It’s so incredible to see how the smallest little thing will affect their attitudes to each other, because they know each other so well. I love their complex family dynamic! Brilliant writing!

I wish I could give this book 10 stars, and I look forward with extreme eagerness for the next books in the series!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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