An all-new historical mystery in this USA Today bestselling series featuring beloved inquiry agents Lady Kiera Darby and her dashing husband, Sebastian Gage.
Argyll, Scotland. July 1832. After a trying few months in Edinburgh, Kiera and her husband and investigative partner, Sebastian Gage, are eager to escape to the Highlands with their three-month-old child. Kiera is overjoyed for her cousin Rye and her detractor-turned-friend Charlotte who are being wed in a private ceremony at the estate of Rye’s great-uncle, the Marquess of Barbreck, in what seems to be the perfect wedding party.
But when Kiera is invited to peruse Barbreck’s extensive art collection, she is disturbed to discover that one of his most priceless paintings seems to be a forgery. The marquess’s furious reaction when she dares to mention it leaves her shaken and the entire house shocked. For it turns out that this is not the first time the word forgery has been uttered in connection with the Barbreck household.
Matters turn more ominous when a maid from a neighboring estate is found murdered where the forged painting hangs. Is her death connected to the forgeries, perhaps a grisly warning of what awaits those who dare to probe deeper? With unknown entities aligned against them, Kiera and Gage are forced to confront the fact that they may have underestimated their opponent. For they are swiftly made to realize that Charlotte’s and Rye’s future happiness is not the only issue at stake, and this stealthy game of cat and mouse could prove to have deadly consequences.
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
When I was sent the blog tour opportunity for A Perilous Perspective by Anna Lee Huber it wasn’t noted that it was book 10 in a series. I love a good historical mystery and the synopsis sounded interesting. Fortunately I was able to read and enjoy this without having read the prior 9 books in the series . That is why I’m rounding my 3.5 stars up to a 4 because from this book alone I found our leading characters endearing and I have no doubt if I was a reader from the series start I would be completely satisfied.
Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage, whom I am meeting for the first time as a newbie, were both charming. I don’t know their relationship prior, but they were supportive and loving and absolutely precious when interacting with their little one. I loved the unquestionable support Gage showed her in her quest for the truth. There is no drama to their relationship, just a pleasant ease to it. The only drama was the mystery they were investigating, which was just how I like my cozy historical mysterious. Mysterious deaths, family secrets and connections to uncover.
So many past events were remarked on in A Perilous Perspective in a way that made me want to experience those journeys first hand. Therefore, as soon as my reading schedule allows I will be reading The Anatomist’s Wife , book 1 of the Lady Darby Mystery Series, so I can fall in love with Kiera and Gage from the start.