Title: Journey to Munich
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publish Date: March 1, 2016
Source: TLC Book Tours
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "It’s early 1938, and
Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she
walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted
by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The
German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison,
but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife
is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the
Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the
daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.
British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel
plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s
death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.
into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected
dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the
work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . ."
My Two Cents:
"Journey to Munich" is the 12th book in the Maisie Dobbs series. The mysteries in each book in the series are very much standalone but in order to understand Maisie and what is going on in her personal life, it is best to read the other books in the series. This book takes Maisie to Munich in 1938 when Hitler is in the midst of solidifying and building his power higher and higher. The stakes are high is this book but Maisie is up for the job and is on the case.
This book delves much more into what is going on with Maisie. It's as if Ms. Winspear heard my cries of despair in the past few books over not really understanding what Maisie was doing and where she was going. We get a much better glimpse into her personal life and we get caught up a little on the emotional turmoil she is going through. I feel like I am beginning to understand her again after a few book lag.
I really liked the setting in this book. Munich is so foreign to Maisie and she can hardly believe the things that are going on in Germany at the time. I really liked all of the detail that the author included about how different and dangerous Germany was compared to what Maisie was used to. It was unbelievable how rapidly things were changing. The sense of danger really charged the book with a lot of energy! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!