Now You See Them

by Elly Griffiths | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1786487365 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/16/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Lucky find from the LFL at Birkenshaw. That's another crossed off my wish list....

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 26, 2021
It's 1964, maybe 10 years or so since the events of "The Vanishing Box" & things have changed in the lives of Stephens & Mephisto. Edgar is now married to Emma, who seems to be missing her police career far more than her husband realises - the role of mother & housewife is just not enough for her. Max is in Hollywood, married to a film star, no surprise there but surprisingly with children too, & having inherited his father's title of Lord Massingham. Ruby is the big TV star everyone knew she'd be.

Separated for about a decade the foursome are reunited after the funeral of the Great Diablo. When a local girl disappears from a local boarding school, links are spotted between the disappearances of two other girls. With the help of friend & local reporter, Emma tries to get involved in the case, while new WPC Meg takes on her first undercover role by befriending a group of star-struck teenage girls.

My usual comments about this series - & the Ruth Galloway one for that matter! -
are that the crime/mystery element for me seems to come second to the relationships & dynamics of the characters....& this instalment is no exception.
The characters are as endearing as ever & it's a good storyline although to be honest, I found the explanation about the reason for the abductions rather poor, but that's a minor blip which came towards the end of a book that I read within 24 hours.

The social setting of the 60s is beautifully portrayed with the like of the burgeoning world of the teenager, particularly girls crushes on film stars, & the mods & rockers (can't have Brighton in the 60s without them!)

There's a few issues re racism & class but what really comes over is the sexism.
The sense of frustration Emma was feeling, wanting to go back to being a detective at a time when a wife & mother was expected to remain at home was very convincing. The tension between Emma & Meg was so plausible too, with Emma jealous of Meg's working life & Meg wary of Emma's reputation within the force.

Overall, it's a really good read & I'm looking forward to "The Midnight Hour" where I suspect Emma might come into her own.... ;o)

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Journal Entry 4 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 29, 2021
Thanks very much for this wishlist book

Journal Entry 5 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 20, 2021
Good read. Thanks

Journal Entry 6 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 28, 2021
Posted to a friend who has it on her wishlist

Journal Entry 7 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, July 2, 2021
Thank you ReetPetite and, now I see, Plum-crazy. Can’t wait!

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