ISBN: (13) 978-0-7582-3481-0, (10) 0-7582-3481-3
Rating: 5 Cups
The ravages of war can be felt far and wide across England, even in the remote little village of Brytewood. Times are tough, and there are never enough hours in the day for Dr. Alice Doyle to see and treat every patient who needs her services.
Veterinary school will have to wait for Peter Watson. He now takes whatever job the government sends him. When the war began, he was nearly finished with school, but declaring himself a Conscientious Objector gave him a nine-month seat in the gaol in Pentonville.
Something is just not right in Brytewood, but Alice cannot seem to put a finger on the cause. She is, however, eternally grateful for the assistant the government is sending her, and despite Peter being a C.O., she is finding it much too easy to fall for his charms. As the days pass, and the threat of invasion comes closer and closer, Alice and Peter scramble to find answers to the strange occurrences around town. A disappearing patient, a desiccated farmer and his livestock, and a terrifying creature haunting the night point to one thing, and no matter how hard Alice and Peter try to deny it, the impossible has now become the truth.
If WWII history books had been written by Georgia Evans, I probably would have stayed awake long enough to learn something. She has taken a tiny village overwhelmed by the demands of war and spun a tale of fantasy and intrigue. Her characters are living, breathing examples of how people faced day-to-day living during the 40’s with a clarity and detail not usually given to fantasy novels. Bloody Good holds true to its name, and whether you are a history buff or not, this first book in a three-part series is too good to pass up.
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