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  • Perfect comedic timing

    Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Betrayal at Ravenswick by Kelly Oliver is the first book in the Fiona Figg Mystery series. Fiona Figg has kept her head held high after her husband returned from war and is soon discovered to be cheating on her with his secretary. Following the end of her marriage, she decides to make a change in her life and plunges into an exciting new opportunity when she takes a job as a spy for British Intelligence. When a murder occurs and British Intelligence believes a traitor is in their midst, Fiona goes deep undercover which brings her face to face with a war correspondent that's a primary suspect and against law enforcement that seems to have the wrong idea about who the killer could be. Set against the backdrop of War World I, Kelly Oliver tackles the fine details of the era perfectly through Fiona's mannerisms, dialogue, and attitude. The story is lighthearted, keeping a general cozy mystery tone while providing a genuine emotional reality of war. The war elements are woven into the background, with various locations such as the War Office, British Intelligence, and the Charing Cross Hospital. Oliver includes North London Collegiate School for girls and the Royal Military Academy. The story also incorporates several references to prominent figures during this time which include Churchill and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Oliver has created an amazing setting by capturing this era perfectly and in a leading character in the form of Fiona who is delightful, and never fails to bring a snarky attitude and a quick wit. The highly entertaining undercover work finds her donning men's clothing and takes her deep into the investigation by bringing her into the lives of a variety of characters. This is a mystery that you will want to read again and again, and it will have you on the edge of your seat until the next one. Betrayal at Ravenswick is an engaging mystery with a vivid eye for details, a brilliant and intelligent female lead with a quick wit and perfect comedic timing, and an emotional backdrop that brings out the reality of the war, and captures the fun of being a British Intelligence spy.

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  • Historical mystery with strong female lead

    Betrayal at Ravenswick is a historical mystery novel that delves into the newly divorced, Miss Fiona Figg as she goes undercover for the War Office to undercover a suspected German spy during WWI in London. I really liked Fiona’s character. She was a woman who had to overcome the sense of distrust from a cheating husband and make her way in the male dominated world of war efforts espionage in an age where suffragists were speaking up. I especially loved reading about when Fiona provided nursing support at the local hospital by caring for the wounded and dying. The emotions that stirred within me when she stayed with a person she stumbled across at the hospital, while they took their last breath kept me entralled However, there were a lot of details or happenings that made me lose a bit of attention such as the conversations Fiona had with Lady Mary Elliott and Captain Douglas. They felt too much like an unnecessary filler, but did provide a few clues towards who the true killer of the Countess was. I’m also intrigued to find out if something becomes of Fiona and the colleague spy, Archie in the next novel as I’m always a sucker for a good love story! Wanting more of Fiona? Be sure to check out the newly released second book of the Fiona Figg Mysteries series, High Treason at the Grand Hotel! Thank you to Level Up Books for the digital copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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    A great read. Suspense on every page. Story was believable.

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  • Disappointed

    Very choppy writing. Unfortunately, the characters are not very relatable and so the plot seems farfetched.

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