3.5 ⭐️’s from me.
Goodreads Synopsis: “The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.
Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws—and morals—of 1916.
Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.
Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.”
One of my first reviews was of the first Kopp sisters novels. I was fascinated by the way Stewart took the past and intertwined it into her stories. So, naturally, I was very excited about the next novel in this series.
Unfortunately, book number three had something missing for me. The underlying crime-solving element seemed muted in this novel as the sisters face their own drama. Instead of the whimsical, but historical crime-solving tale of a female cop, we heard more about the sisters themselves. I know Stewart is planning on continuing the series and this novel is definitely helpful for developing characterization. Don’t get me wrong, I will add the future novels to my TBR pile as this is still a very fun and light read. And the Kopp sisters are entertaining.
**I received my copy via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you to the author and publisher for this opportunity.**