Synopsis from the back of the book:
With the aid of her partner Dylan Tremayne, Lady Serafina Trent aims to help her neighbors–the Haydens– determine who the true heir is to their sizable estate. After some investigating, she shocks the Haydens when she reveals that the child they believed had died at birth is actually alive and living as a criminal in London’s’ worst slum.
Then the Hayden’s butler is murdered and the stakes are dangerously raised. Lady Serafina must employ her famous scientific reasoning to help her discover answers before foul play strikes again–though her beloved reason fails to explain her growing attraction to Dylan…
Having read the first book in this series, I was excited to come back and visit Lady Serafina and Dylan for another exciting mystery to be solved. There were lots of people in this story who had motive and opportunity. How would they figure out who was guilty? I was definitely guessing through most of the book.
I was happy to see that the relationship between Lady Serafina and Dylan was progressing. I am hoping to see them become more than friends, but alas, it must wait until the next book. I was also pleased to see that Serafina’s relationship with her unlikely suitor progressed as well.
While I enjoyed the mystery and the Haydens, I was a little disappointed that this book focused more on them than on Serafina and Dylan. I also had a little trouble with the numerous characters. There were so many people to keep track of that I felt it sidetracked me a little from the story.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
The relationships progressing between Serafina and Dylan as well as her continuing quest to understand Dylan’s faith.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Too many characters and names to keep straight.
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, it was a pretty good mystery. Just be prepared that Serafina and Dylan are not as prevalent in this story. This is the second book in this series and it reads well as a standalone, although it may make you curious to read the first book.
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