My first two thoughts about this novel after completion:
1. Cara will you please listen!
2. There are some bitter Bettys up in late 1800s NYC. I think a few folks needed some high fives and hugs.
Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she’d thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend–Rourke Walsh.
Despite her brother’s warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara’s desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke’s true intentions come to light.
There were characters you weren’t sure if you could trust, definite villains, all the while wondering about her brother. I thought Ludwig did a good job drawing you into the story, trying to figure out the web of mysteries, including an ending that leads right to the next book in the series. This was one of the kindle freebies I grabbed, which can often end in disaster, but this wasn’t one of those. And right now it’s on sale, so be sure to grab it here!
Have you read any of Ludwig’s books? I’d love to hear your thoughts!