The author of the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Knew Too Much returns to Victorian London in a novel of deadly obsession...
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...
It’s an Amanda Quick Victorian romance / intrigue novel: what’s not to like? Thumbs up and bravo to the author for keeping me entertained once again.55
While the mystery in this book was really edge of your seat good, the romance is really just randomly thrown in there. Not to mention she does not go very deep on any of the main characters. They are just....there. You never know what the heroine likes about the hero or why....it's like, well you're here lets get together. This book was just about an obsessed murder mystery, nothing else-be careful bc the description is deceiving.35
Really good plot, kept me on the edge the whole time, I like the twist at the end, another good book by Jayne!55
Glad to see this author returning to basics without the overly paranormal drama.55
The story was good the twist at the end nice although I suspected as much but not until a few clues were given .. But the story was NOT worth the price! No not at all however I am an Amanda Quick fan and I could not help myself ... However this book is a take it or leave it type ..35