When Dody becomes involved with an investigation into the death of one of the high profile suffragettes she finds herself in an uneasy alliance with Chief Inspector Pike. As a new face in policing, and an outsider himself, Pike is the perfect counterpart for Dody. In a delightful twist Pike is forced to rethink his attitude to the suffragettes.
There’s plenty of tension in the story with a plot that was complex enough to keep me guessing. Secondary characters like Florence, Dody’s younger sister, all add to the richness of the story. I look forward to reading more books in this series and to seeing how Ms Young explores the relationship between Dody and Pike.
I have read Ms Young’s earlier crime novels and while I enjoyed them, I think she’s found her voice in this great series set in an interesting period of history and with fascinating characters.