What a powerful story! Bray offers readers a nuanced picture of social and political issues that were particularly significant in the U.S. during the 1920s and are still with us today, albeit in the somewhat different (but not all *that* different) context of contemporary U.S. society. The audiobook is excellent--after I finished listening to it, I had to check the print edition out from HCL to reread/reexperience the story all over again!
This book swerves in a different direction than the first two and felt like the Empire Strikes Back of the series. While the first two were supernatural mysteries with big bad ghost that needed to be defeated, along with a backdrop of conspiracy, the third installment pulls the mysterious bigger bad of the first two books, the Man in the Stovepipe Hat, and the mortal conspiracies of Project Buffalo and the Shadow Men into the foreground, as well as focusing more on the relationships of the main characters. There are big revelations, big plot twists, and things get much more complicated and dangerous for our heroes. And that's all I can say without revealing spoilers. Now that the stakes have been upped, I'm even more eager to see where this series goes.
Loved it!!! Another great book in this series. Libba Bray never lets her readers down.
If you want to read about the 1920's, suspense, and ghosts read this series.
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