Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Book Review: "Whispers in the Reading Room" by Shelley Gray

Lydia Bancroft is intrigued by a mysterious patron in her reading room. She doesn't know anything about him, other than his love of books, until he rescues her in the lobby of the hotel where he lives.

Sebastian Marks has done everything he could to better his position in life, but he knows he still isn't good enough for the likes of Lydia Bancroft. He can't seem to avoid opening up to her and they form a friendship.

When Lydia discovers that Sebastian is the proprietor of a gentleman's club, she insists on going to visit. Suddenly, her life is turned upside down when she is a suspect in a murder. Is Sebastian the person everyone else seems to think or is he the man her heart tells her he is?

Set in the mid 1890's, "Whispers in the Reading Room" was an interesting historical read. I found the story to be interesting and engaging. I liked the characters and the time period. There was romance in the story as well as the mystery of who committed the murder. I had a suspision of who it was but there were twists I didn't expect.

"Whispers in the Reading Room" is available in paperback:
  • Series: The Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310338492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310338499
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches

in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 1864 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 10, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UF72AB0

I received a free copy of this book from the Fiction Guild for me to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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