Felicity has decided to become a nun. She departs to visit convents in spite of her mother's imminent arrival and Fr. Anselm's request that she and Fr. Antony recover a missing priceless Russian icon before the Patriarch of Moscow arrives at the community for Holy Week.
Even more than the mystery in the story, I enjoyed the history lesson I received while reading the book.
I love reading historical amateur sleuth books like the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters or the Hawkenlye mystery series by Alys Clare. I don't understand all of the religious information, but I can enjoy the flow of it and the life occurring as the story rolls along.
It was the same with A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH. It read just like a historical mystery, but it is set in modern times.
Since I was not raised with organized religion, I didn't get all of the religious ceremonial bits, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the mystery. It only enhanced the story, especially as Father Antony is a teacher and enjoyed relating bits of history to Felicity.
I look forward to reading more of this series and I am on the lookout for the book before this one, A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE.
Thank you to Library Thing with another fab book to read and review.
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