“Midnight on the River Grey” by Abigail Wilson
Review copy from the authors/publishers as apart of the launch team
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . .
After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.
Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path.
Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?
I love the author’s writing style. I found the writing of this book to be just as captivating as her debut novel, “In the Shadow of Croft Towers”, and I was easily enveloped within its pages right away!
The mystery and intrigue were marvelous and kept you on the edge of your seat, just waiting to find out the whole truth. And once we did…goodness! This book will certainly bring you on an excellent adventure!
The characters were very well written, and I enjoyed Rebecca’s relationship with her Aunt Jo. That was very endearing. I liked Rebecca herself quite well, although she could aggravate me with some of her strong-willed (and a tad bit selfish) characteristics, and she made some dangerous decisions that I wanted to shout at her for XD But I did love Mr. Browning’s character a great deal. He wasn’t all that he appeared to be, and he had an excellent heart and sense of honor.
This was a clean, wholesome book, but very sadly was lacking any real Christian thread. There was no mention of the Lord at all, and I think a message of trusting God could’ve been perfectly woven throughout the story. Rebecca loved the stars and they brought her great comfort – I kept expecting her to remark on how they were God’s creation and how it connected her to Him.
It was a vastly entertaining book – were it to have a strong faith strand, it would have been perfect!
Looking forward the next book this author blesses us with! Her talent is enrapturing and I love how easy it is to lose myself within the pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.