Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned.
Olivia Larken Hartwell is just home from boarding school for the summer anticipating time with her adoring parents.She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined.
Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London… and their hearts.
This was an excellent book! I loved the London atmosphere and the characters that filled it. Cyril was a bit of a jerk sometimes- most of the time. But I have a soft spot for curmudgeonly private investigators, so I’ll let him slide. And, of course, I shipped Olivia and the good doctor together- always nice to have a good ship. There was a lot of tragedy, but that was the theme of the story- faith, hope, and love shine brighter in the dark, after all. Anyway, if you want a good sibling story/period drama/mystery/light on romance with a touch of adventure- this book was made for you.
I received a complimentary copy from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Reviewed by Jes