This Side of Murder

This Side of Murder

Book - 2017
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Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband'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 ...
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781496713155
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: HUBER, A


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Dec 25, 2018

This was a great combination for me. I like to read about the WWI era and it was a mystery. I enjoyed the character development. There was one part of the novel that I found a little hard to believe, but regardless I am looking forward to additional Verity Kent mysteries. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Apr 25, 2018

I was worried that this would be a repeat of the author's Lady Darby series only set in a different time period. While there are similarities and the style of writing is familiar, this was a refreshing change from Lady Darby. For those interested in the historical period just after the first world war, this was an engaging, character-driven mystery that sets the stage for a really promising mystery series.

Apr 03, 2018

Sigh, I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through Huber referring to her heroine's hair as tresses and the clothing descriptions are back on as well, but, I digress...

I think the story was progressing quite solidly as a murder mystery until a major twist (that every reviewer has referred to) quite thoroughly spoiled it for me. However, as I finished the story, I now find myself willing to play along with the atypical route that Huber is taking. I'm also curious and cautiously hopeful of how well it'll continue to be received by her readers and, most importantly, the story.

Mar 07, 2018

Anna Lee Huber is the author of the popular "Lady Darby" historical mysteries. This new series moves the time period to post WWI. Her narrator, Verity Kent, is a young widow who is still grieving the death of husband, Captain Sidney Kent. A lively mystery with plenty of surprises - some of them coming from our heroine. Huber likes describing the clothes, the d├ęcor, the atmosphere...but the pace is good & she doesn't skimp on a strong plot and a surprising twist or two.


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