Winter, 1940: there is a murderer on the loose at Bletchley Park, the headquarters of Britain’s most daring codebreaking operation against the Nazis. Can two young codebreakers Kitty and Matthew catch the killer?
This standalone short story can be enjoyed by new readers and existing fans of Lauren James’s The Next Together series.
For a short, free story this was good and enjoyable. As a reader of The Next Together, I was familiar with these characters and parts of their stories. It was nice to go back to this Winter of 1940 though, when Matt and Katherine (Kitty, in this case) were in the World War 2.
I found the whole murder plot to be good. Not great, but good. I found it to be really predictable, and if it wasn’t really for the relationship between Kitty and Matthew, I don’t think I’d have been as invested as I was.
While this can be read before The Next Together, I’d recommend reading that first to get the full enjoyment out of this. Like I said, for an existing reader, it was nice to see this part of Matthew’s and Kitty’s history filled in.
I’m hoping that Lauren will decide to write more of these cute little stories!