BOOK BY: Abigail Wilson

This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last.

The opening gripped my attention until I solved the murder at the end. I admit, I didn’t have it figured out until about 3/4s of the way through, but perhaps it was just my “author-mind” working through the list of suspects and secondary characters.

The characters were likeable and intriguing, though at moments Elizabeth Cantrell’s reasons for withholding information from Adrian Torrington is thin at best. However, being a mother myself and knowing what extents one goes to in protecting their children, I really couldn’t fault her for holding back at times. A large cast of secondary characters provides a variety of suspects who each have their own secrets to guard.

The story is thick with intrigue, turns and exposed the infancy of modern crime solving techniques we have today. Adventure, spies, murder, and a marriage of convenience make this regency romance a must-read for 2020.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.