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Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong

Title: Foul Lady Death

Author: Chloe Gong

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Plot: Rosalind is a spy in Shanghai in 1931. Some experiments were done to her so she can’t die.She also uses her knowledge of poisons as an aide if she’s asked to be an assassin or gets captured. Rosalind’s latest mission is to go under cover to track down a murderer. Her mission partner is Orion Hong, son a general and fellow spy. Neither like the other’s spy style, but they try to get along to keep their cover safe. They’re posing as a couple to track down the murderer. But as they uncover more to the mystery, the more they dive into the past. Will they like what they uncover? Can they stop the murderer in time? Or will there be even more deadly consequences?

Rating: 4 – a good historical fiction spy book.

Opinion: This was a good book. It took me a little bit to get into the book, but I ended up really liking it. There are so many characters introduced at first and they all have their code names so it took me a little bit to put all of the names and code names together. There’s also lots of backstory to get through, too. But it’s all important to why the characters act throughout the rest of the story. Once the story gets going, it becomes really good. The author does a good job keeping the mystery going and adding clues if you know where to look. The one thing I didn’t love was the point of view changes. I don’t mind when the points of view change in the middle of a chapter but I didn’t love how the story moved forward from their point of view. Overall I really enjoyed this book. It really makes your pay attention and think. I recommend this book for anyone who loves spy novels.

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