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‘Double Crossing’ by Meg Mims

Evanston, Illinois: 1869

‘I burst into the house. Keeping the flimsy telegram envelope, I dumped half a dozen packages into the maid’s waiting arms.

“Where’s Father? I need to speak to him.”

“He’s in the library Miss Lily. With Mr. Todaro.”

Oh, bother. I didn’t have the time to deal with Emil Todaro, my father’s lawyer.

He was the last person I wanted to see – but that couldn’t be helped.’


They say that the first lines of a piece of writing, are always the most difficult to set down on paper. It seems to me, that they may also be the most definitive, as I find they often set the scene in my mind, even before I have turned the first page…

What news was contained in the telegram she had received?

Why is she in such a rush to see her father?

Why does she not want to see her father’s lawyer, right now?


To avoid too many spoilers, I have not included a full synopsis with this post, but should you wish to read more details, please click on the image.

This book was a review copy, sent to me by the author, Meg Mims, and as such, was free of charge.

This in no way influenced any comments I may have expressed about the book, in any blog article I have posted. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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Update 27/10/2011

If you click here, you can now read my thoughts and comments about this title


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