Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stroke Of Midnight-Olivia Drake

Stroke Of Midnight

Olivia Drake

St. Martin’s, Jun 4 2013, $7.99

ISBN: 9781250002099

Over a decade ago, Alexander Ross, the Earl of Copley, accused the father of his fiancée of robbery. Laura Falkner and her father fled London for Portugal.

Laura has returned to London but not as a glamorous lady; instead she is Miss Brown companion to elderly Lady Josephine. She came back to investigate who set up her father ten years ago and who recently murdered him in Covent Gardens while she tended her gardens in Portugal. However, her masquerade is quickly uncovered when Lady Josephine’s nephew recognizes her as his biggest regret losing the fiancé he loved and hurt ten years ago. Both still in love, her inquiry places her in danger while Alexander plans to be there for his Laura.

The second Cinderella Sisterhood’s historical romantic suspense (see If The Slipper Fits) is an entertaining investigative thriller. The lead couple is an intriguing pairing while clues to the identities of the villains are provided yet cleverly difficult to notice as Olivia Drake provides an enjoyable nineteenth century second chance at love mystery.

Harriet Klausner

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