'When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly like she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather’s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family’s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital.

Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she experiences some of the prejudices they’ve grown used to firsthand, a stark contrast to her own upbringing, and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation.

Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime.'

I didn't love this book.

After reading book Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein I was excited to dive into this book. unfortunately I was disappointed with it.

I could really connect with any of the characters in this story which made it really difficult to care about what was going on.

I had trouble becoming immersed in the story being told because it just didn't capture my attention. The two previous Elizabeth Wein books I have read have been Historical Fiction that dealt with World War Two so I was interested in the subject matter. I really couldn't care about the subject matter of this book.

Elizabeth Wein's writing has always captivated me but it missed the mark in this book. I think it may have something to do with the way the characters spoke. This made it difficult to read certain parts of this book, especially the scenes with the travellers.

I really wanted to enjoy this book but I just couldn't.

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein just wasnt the book for me.

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