This Side of Murder

This Side of Murder

eBook - 2017
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Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets--along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined--and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It's a truth that could set her free--or draw her ever deeper into his deception.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781496713162
1496713168
Characteristics: text file
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nidofito
Apr 03, 2018

Sigh, I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through Huber referring to her heroine's hair as tresses and the clothing descriptions are back on as well, but, I digress...

I think the story was progressing quite solidly as a murder mystery until a major twist (that every reviewer has referred to) quite thoroughly spoiled it for me. However, as I finished the story, I now find myself willing to play along with the atypical route that Huber is taking. I'm also curious and cautiously hopeful of how well it'll continue to be received by her readers and, most importantly, the story.

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ApollosRaven
Mar 07, 2018

Anna Lee Huber is the author of the popular "Lady Darby" historical mysteries. This new series moves the time period to post WWI. Her narrator, Verity Kent, is a young widow who is still grieving the death of husband, Captain Sidney Kent. A lively mystery with plenty of surprises - some of them coming from our heroine. Huber likes describing the clothes, the décor, the atmosphere...but the pace is good & she doesn't skimp on a strong plot and a surprising twist or two.

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