After burying her father, Miss Gillian Young discovers his death may not have been an accident as she had been led to believe. Instead of answers, clues bring more questions as it looks like her father, a well-respected police officer, may have been involved in serious crimes.
When Gillian meets the charming Viscount Thomas Lockwood, the attraction is instant, but are his advances genuine? Could he be interested in her newly inherited property? Could he have been involved in her father’s death?
Not knowing who she can trust, Gillian must use a disguise to investigate on her own to try to prove her father’s innocence.
This is 3 out of 3 for me! I have loved each novel in the Daughters of Hampshire series.
The mystery and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the keep the pages turning. This novel in particular touches a hard subject with grace and care, woven perfectly into Gillian’s story. Sandra Byrd gives some interesting insight into her research in the Author’s Notes.
I love that we know no more than the main character knows. We can only trust or distrust based on what she sees, and, as with all good suspense, that can be misleading at times.
The characters are excellently drawn, including the supporting characters. You feel for them, and want them to succeed. Lord Lockwood truly is charming, and I fell for him maybe as hard as Gillian did. I blame it on Byrd’s use of Henry V dialogue. In fact, my one wish would have been more interaction between Gillian and Thomas.
Romance, mystery, danger… it’s all in this novel. It won’t disappoint.
1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average score of 5 out of 5