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England, 1919. Verity Kent's grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity's first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too much - including the fact that during the war Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew.
Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney'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.
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By Kathi on 10-12-17
Interesting Post WWI mystery
I enjoy Anna Lee Huber’s writing (very much liked her previous series). This is new, presumably the beginning of a new series?
Plot is quite well-woven, with many characters that she distinguishes well so the listener can keep up. The story features a young war widow, Verity Kent, who receives an odd invitation to attend an engagement party on Umbersea Island. Officers from her deceased husband’s unit are gathering, along with some single young women, at one person’s home there. She (rightly) feels uncomfortable as mysterious things and murder start to occur as soon as she arrives.
Story is good, characters interesting, mystery good—I didn’t figure out till very end. If only Ms. Huber would find a different narrator. I would have given the entire thing more stars with someone else reading it.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Sondra on 11-06-17
Narrator without inflection...
I gave this 2 stars because I couldn't finish. It was impossible to ignore the narrator's lack of inflection and odd pauses. Put those two things together and I couldn't even concentrate on the storyline. I have listened to all of Ms. Huber's books but for some reason this time Ms. Wilde was worse than usual. I plan to get the kindle version and read it for myself so I don't miss this story altogether. Have to say, worst narration I've encountered in a long time!!!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful