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Author Alexander McCall Smith gained huge popularity with his No. 1 Ladies' Detective series.
Perhaps the biggest problem is that McCall Smith seems determined to tackle the moral questions and ethical dilemmas of this book.
The end gave me the impression that the author got bored with the book and just patched on an ending.
Beautifully written book. Outwardly a story of an untimely death but deep down a story looking into complex human relationships and poignantly, the life of a single woman.Published 6 days ago by Harper
Decided to try a book outside the family of the #1 deceptive series and found it to be a very nice read. Much more thoughtful, and thought provoking. Read morePublished 20 days ago by ilyse S.
I found this book extremely hard to get through. Isabel is so pretentious. I couldn't help but roll my eyes at her many pseudo-philosophical musings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MysteryLover35
Isabel is a pure delight, & the visit to Edinburgh nostalgic if you've been there, if not still a good trip for the imagination. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean gould
Too wordy for my taste. I can think of people who would enjoy this book. I enjoyed the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency much more.Published 4 months ago by Carol O
After the first couple of chapters, I settled into the book. Very insightful and reflective in Alexander McCall Smith style.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyable read, but ended somewhat abruptly.
Isabel's character somewhat developed, but could use more. Read more