A compelling and timely read, set against tumultuous First World War.
Lily Blackwell is a skilled photographer who not only knows how to take good pictures, but how to edit them. Her father is well connected in the Navy, while her mother shuns the political use of the arts. She wants to do something that matters, putting her skilled eyes to work. I loved how supportive her family is, though they might not always see things the same way.
Zivon, one of Russia's top cryptographers, fled his home country in hopes of helping to bring the war to a favorable end. Zivon is incredibly observant with great intuition that serves him well.
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, the author does a great job of blending the tension of the times and situation, with strong character growth and relationships. I love how this book delves into the families of Lily and Zivon, we see the relationships and dynamics that make them who they are and bring this story to life. I loved the friendships and the relationships in this book, as well as how it brings back many familiar faces from the previous books in the series. This was a fantastic read all the way through, with amazing chemistry and strong family ties, mystery and intrigue along the way. Highly engaging, with terrific pacing, a fitting conclusion to what has been a truly memorable series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.