5/5 London Townhouses
On The Back:
London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and remarkable gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined—and opportunities she will not let pass. In troubled, deadly times, with air-raid sirens sending multitudes underground, access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history.
Ensnared in a web of spies, murder, and intrigue, Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to King and Country with her chances for survival. And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own family’s hidden secrets, she’ll discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin’s murderous plan and Churchill himself.
In Mr. Churchill’s Secretary Maggie Hope is hired as a typist for the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. A murder has already been committed and as the Nazis start bombing London each night more conspiracies are found and soon Maggie finds herself in the thick of it. This was an amazing start to a series that I’m sure I’ll love.
Maggie was a wonderful MC, she’s smart, brilliant actually, but yet she finds herself in a situation because of her gender, however she fights through the prejudice against her and shines. I also really loved the supporting characters, John, Paige, Sarah, and Chuck were all extremely three dimensional characters that I enjoyed reading about.
The mystery was amazing, there were actually a few mysteries going on at once and I must say that I was surprised more than once by the events that turned out. The author did a great job of turning you in the wrong direction, then the right direction, then the wrong direction until you had no idea who did what.
Overall a superb book, I honestly have no complaints. Definitely a 5/5 star read. Highly recommend!