Alexander McCall Smith. I really am quite taken by this guy’s work. This time it was Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, the sequel to The Sunday Philosophy Club. Very entertaining. The title is a list of three things which often put to the test an individual’s personal ethics, morality, and/or willpower. I was completely absorbed by this novel, though ultimately I did like the first one better.
This time our heroine, Isabel Dalhousie, is pulled into hunting up the truth behind the death of another young man- But this time it is to find out his identity, as his heart was donated to an older gentleman Isabel meets by chance, only to learn that ever since his transplant, he experiences bouts of sudden pain accompanied by a vision of a face he has never seen. Can his new heart be “remembering” the person who killed its original owner? It is an intriguing premise, and I enjoyed once again spending time with this series’ characters. There’s only two books in the series so far, so I’ll have to wait a bit until Isabel and I are reunited. When we return from Africa, I guess I’ll have to delve into the Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld series.