The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs, #7)

The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs, #7) - Jacqueline Winspear I'm a fan of this series and this installment did not disappoint. This book stands out to me as the fastest paced story so far. Things get going right away and like a stone rolling down a mountain the story just picked up speed with every turned page.

My one complaint is the love interest for Maisie. I've often thought that there was a possibility for a relationship between those two but I thought more ground-work would need to be laid before it could be a believable development. And if the ground work were laid in this book it would have been a natural path for Maisie to follow in the next book but that's not what happened. He shows up and all of a sudden wants to be with her and she pretty much goes for it (although with her natural reticence to jumping into a relationship).

The story arc with Maurice was heartbreaking but needed to happen and felt natural.

The mystery was not complex but as always it was satisfying to see it unfurl.