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Review of Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

Maud Dixon offers clever twists and turns and presents interesting gray areas about the roles of hero and villain. A twisty and turny, compelling read.

"By its nature, every secret contains the power to destroy something."


Florence Darrow is from small-town Florida, and her aspirations for her life are ambitious yet vague. She feels destined for greatness but not necessarily special enough to make the splash she'd like to in the world--at least not yet.


When she implodes her publishing career on a destructive whim, then lucks into a position as a personal assistant to the reclusive, anonymous, bestselling author with the pen name of Maud Dixon, Florence can't believe it--everything is starting to fall into place.


"Maud" strikes Florence as an oddball genius, and Florence is just trying to soak up all the culture and knowledge she can as she plans to finally write her own bestseller. That is, until it becomes clear that things with Maud--and with Maud's professional and private situation--aren't at all what they seem.


During a research trip to Morocco, weighty questions about identity, reality, motives, and events of the past threaten the lives of both women.


This book reminded me a little bit of my recent read The Plot, but Maud Dixon had clever twists and turns that I didn't see coming and offers interesting gray areas regarding the roles of hero and villain.

Do you have any Bossy thoughts about this book?

I need to talk Maud Dixon with someone who's read it! Did you see things going in the direction they did? Did you suspect certain characters of duplicity--and did you believe they would be able to go through with their plans?