PUBLICATION DATE: March 3rd, 2020 (paperback)-(hardcover published April 2nd, 2019)
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his long-time friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth’s complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman.
Stephanie has survived the difficult birth of twin sons. But Sebastian soon discovers that her marriage has quickly degenerated into a sham. Ashworth abandoned his pregnant bride at his father’s Park Street mansion and has continued living an essentially bachelor existence. And mounting evidence–ranging from a small bloody handprint to a woman’s silk stocking–suggests that Ashworth’s killer was a woman. Sebastian is tasked with unraveling the shocking nest of secrets surrounding Ashworth’s life to keep Stephanie from being punished for his death.
Although this book is part of a series, none of which I had previously read prior to this novel, I quite enjoyed reading this book. I now want to go back and read all the other books in this series, to understand more about each character, and how they relate to one another and to get a better understand of what makes them tick, and what makes them who they are.
Sebastian St. Cyr, after finding out that his niece Stephanie’s husband Lord Ashworth was murdered, is tasked with helping to catch the killer. All of the evidence points towards a female suspect, and even Stephanie herself is a suspect. It is up to Sebastian to find the killer and prove Stephanie’s innocence before it is too late and she is punished for his death. So who is responsible??
I loved reading along as the story unfolded and the mystery of who is responsible for killing Lord Ashworth. There were many interesting characters that were fun to read about, and since they were all new-to-me characters I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was entertaining reading about Sebastian St. Cyr and his determination to find the murder suspect. I love a good murder mystery and trying to guess who the murderer is, and then finding out I was wrong only to guess again. And this one keeps you guessing. I love that in a book and if you do too then this book is perfect for you!
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MY RATING: 4/5 stars