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So good, but...
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2019
(Minor spoiler) The very beginning has the characters act harshly and negatively towards a girl younger than 18 they discover was deceived by an older man into loving him, then spurned when he finds she will not have the money - tricked into taking a potion to induce miscarriage (and likely to be blackmailed should she recover) and taken to a mental asylum for breakdown. Our heroes? View her as a spoiled over dramatic stupid girl who should have kept her legs closed. They call her a child, the admit she was deceived, and still speak as if it is all her fault. They tell no one who might be able to at least talk to her and leave her where she is to continue to wallow in her hysterics. The only point of the scene is to show how bored the protagonists are because the case isn't at all magical or psychic, and it is not referenced again, not as a plot connection or the heroes learning a lesson of their own or anything at all. I can't even say oh, standards of the time being written, when the protagonists break all the conventions of the time and are annoyed by being seen as lesser for being women.
It is horribly jarring when we see how valiant, kind, etc they are in the rest of the book to those in need. And that is a shame because the rest of the book is good reading. I expect better from Misty.