Friday, July 11, 2014

#Review: MURDER AT RUDHALL MANOR by Anya Wylde


4 of 5 stars

I've had the pleasure of reading all of Ms. Wylde's books and couldn't wait to read MURDER AT RUDHALL MANOR. She has a flair for writing the most zany and fun characters and Ms. Lucy Anne Trotter is no exception. Lucy is a well-educated young lady who is hired by the Sedley family as a governess for the two children. Within a few months of her arrival, a box of jewels has gone missing and Lord Sedley has been found murdered in his bed. Lucy, being the only outsider, is the prime suspect. When Lord William Adair agrees to investigate the murder and the theft, the family believes he will find Lucy guilty on both counts. Lucy, however, will not go down without a fight and she launches her own investigation only to incriminate herself even more.

I loved Lucy and her wild imagination. Her antics are priceless and the scenarios that go through her mind as she plots her next steps are hilarious. Each time she tries to find out what Lord Adair has uncovered, she becomes more confused than ever with his lack of cooperation.  Is he friend or foe? This book is a quick and fun read. My only slight criticism is that there was no romance whatsoever in the book, but seeing as this is the first book in a new series, I'm hoping that Ms. Lucy Anne Trotter will get her fair share of interested gentlemen. Recommended.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.