Monday, July 12, 2010

The Information Officer | Mark Mills

Picked this up on a whim and it turned out to be a great read. It drew me in straight away and the characters are so well done that I cared what happened to them.

Set in Malta in 1942 Mark Chadwick is stationed on the island as the information officer. His job is to filter the information that reaches the people of Malta so as to maintain high morale and support of the British stationed on the island. But Mark suspects a British officer is killing local women. He surreptitiously goes about trying to solve the mystery and maintain his position as information officer.
It’s well written and will keep you reading. Interesting setting and well drawn landscapes and characterisation.

Mills’ other books are well worth reading too: “The Savage Garden” and “The Whaleboat House”.

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