The second installment of the Merriweather and Royston series and a new author. I will read this author again.
Merula Merriweather and a zoologist, Lord Raven Royston have accepted an invitation to visit a friend of his to see his collection of zoological species that include a Kraken, a sea monster that pulls ships into the seas and will eat people. As they near the home, they are stopped by the wreckmaster that road was closed and they need to use the road that passes through Cranley. They find that the affairs of his friend are not right and tried to help him and at one party a visitor to the area tells Merula she looks just like her Mother. Merula is determined to find out what he knows about her background. Will she succeed? I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.