Isabel and Jamie have added a new baby, Magnus, to the family, much to four-year-old Charlie’s dislike. “Don’t need a baby”, he firmly announced. But even with a new baby and a disgruntled older brother, Isabel finds time to investigate a gentleman who just might be not what he seems to be. Nothing much happens in this book. It is slow and gentle. Isabel talks with a few people about the gentleman in question, helps out in Cat’s delicatessen, edits the Review of Applied Ethics and cares for her children. The book is full of intelligent conversation and Isabel’s ponderings. Isabel is a philosopher and I just love reading her thoughts on many subjects. I find it refreshing. If you are looking for a real mystery, with clues and perhaps a murder, lots of action, don’t even think of reading this book. But if you want to read interesting observations about the world around you, this is for you.
eGalley review Publication date 7.18.17