The first book in a new historical series featuring Verity Kent. This is a new author for me and I will read her again. The characters are developed in-depth and become friends. The description of you at the house party and you feel the emotions of each individual, especially Verity. I found I couldn’t put the book down and needed to finish it.
It is 1919, the war is finally over and Verify is slowly recovering from the grief of the death of her husband in the final days of the war. She received an invitation to a house party to celebrate her engagement to be married to a childhood friend of her husband. She accepted it after learning that there is new information about her husband’s complete treason.
When Verity arrives at the house party, she finds the male guests all fought with her husband and there is unexplained tension. She also received a book her husband requested that contains a code letter. Verify had worked for the Secret Service during the war and has training breaking codes. There is a death of one of the men that look like a suicide. A violent storm begins and the group is marooned on the island. The telephones are not working. The twists and turns that this tale makes will spellbind you. I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.