Book Review of “The Forgotten Children” by Anita Davison

 

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This book was sent to me for review by Aria Publishing. All opinions are my own.

*The Forgotten Children is the title of this book for the UK. In the US it is the Murder at St. Philomena’s. Since this is a blog tour the UK name has been used for this review 🙂

We are back in the world of Flora Maguire (Harrington) with the fourth book in the series, The Forgotten Children, by Anita Davison. I have to say even though I’ve enjoyed all of the books in the series I believe that this one is my favorite. I’ll get into my thoughts on why that is at the bottom after the synopsis. This review will be spoiler free.

The Synopsis

Flora Maguire’s life is perfect – a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St Philomena’s Children’s Hospital in deprived Southwark, she gets a harsh insight into the darker side of Edwardian London.

Shocked by the conditions people are living in, she soon uncovers a scandal with a dark heart – children are going missing from the hospital, apparently sold by their own families, and their fate is too awful to imagine. With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch, to try to get to the bottom of it.

Soon Flora is immersed in the seedy, dangerous underbelly of criminal London, and time is running out to save the children. Will they get to them in time, or was their fate decided the day they were born poor…

My Thoughts

This book is a mystery story, just like the first three, but to me it’s the most intriguing. I love the setting of it, the fact that it deals with children and the way the story is concluded. I also enjoy the character growth and family development that has happened with Flora throughout all four books. The story was overall very well written and flowed nicely. If you like mystery or historical fiction I highly recommend this series but you will need to start with book one, Murder on the Minneapolis. 

I have reviewed the first three books: Murder on the MinneapolisMurder at Cleeve Abbey and Murder at the Grenadier. All of those reviews are spoiler free so feel free to check them out! I would love to hear your thoughts so let me know if you’ve read these books or if they sound interesting to you! Thank you for reading and have a great day!

 

*If you would like anymore information about Aria publishing, the author of these books or the books themselves, everything is linked below! 

Author Bio

Born in London, Anita has always had a penchant for all things historical. She now lives in the beautiful Cotswolds, the backdrop for her Flora Maguire mysteries.

Anita’s Blog – http:thedisorganisedauthor.blogspot.co.uk

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anita.davison

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AnitaSDavison

About the book:

The forgotten children of London are going missing, apparently being sold by their own families. Can she save them before it’s too late…

Flora Maguire’s life is perfect – a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St Philomena’s Children’s Hospital in deprived Southwark, she gets a harsh insight into the darker side of Edwardian London.

Shocked by the conditions people are living in, she soon uncovers a scandal with a dark heart – children are going missing from the hospital, apparently sold by their own families, and their fate is too awful to imagine. With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch, to try to get to the bottom of it.

Soon Flora is immersed in the seedy, dangerous underbelly of criminal London, and time is running out to save the children. Will they get to them in time, or was their fate decided the day they were born poor…

Buy links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xQRHjX

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2gxhsus

iBooks: http://apple.co/2zJt0TK

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2yIQ7zu

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2 thoughts on “Book Review of “The Forgotten Children” by Anita Davison

  1. Anita Davison says:

    Thank you for your lovely review Kara, and I’m glad you are still enjoying Flora’s adventures.
    I thought she was getting just a little too comfortable so I threw her into Whitechapel, which wasn’t a good place to be in the early 1900’s.

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