Top positive review
“I must outwit my impersonator before she outwits me.”
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2020
(My review applies to the 1961 revised edition.)
Nancy and her friend Helen are invited to bridesmaids at the wedding of their friend Emily Willoughby. They travel to Lilac Inn, a colonial inn owned by Emily and her fiance. But when they arrive, they find that the inn is besieged with odd and suspicious happenings. Later Emily's valuable diamonds are stolen, and a Nancy Drew impostor is running loose. Now Nancy will have to unearth the diamonds, expose the inn's saboteurs, and outwit her double!
I absolutely loved this volume. The story is very engaging, and the plot is complex. Suspense is high, and there is lots of action and twists. It’s very hard to put the book down!
Nancy's chemistry with Helen is very enjoyable. The writing is marvelous, and the illustrations are very nice.
Overall, this is an excellent Nancy Drew mystery. Highly recommended.
J. M. B.