Shadows on the Nile

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Jessie Kenton traumatically “lost” her autistic little brother when she was seven. Twenty years later, when Georgie’s adopted replacement, the brilliant Egyptologist Tim, goes missing, Jessie is determined: she will find him. But 1932 Egypt, where all clues point, is no place for a lone woman, so Jessie travels with charming Sir Monty Chamford, who may or may not know something about Tim’s disappearance. Now, this book boasts a vivid, evocative language, and a few very engaging characters, and I really wanted to like it. But a plot relying for the most part on coincidence, unlikelihood and far, far, far-fetched Holmesian clues, the characters’ penchant for educational exposition, and a general preachy tone annoyed me more than a little, spoiling what otherwise could have been a pleasant read.

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