Kelly reporting in with a review of A Dreadful Splendor by B. R. Myers which released Tuesday, August 23 2022
A con-artist who pretends to speak to ghosts is brought to a “haunted” mansion to soothe the lord, whose fiancee died the night before their wedding. However, he insists that his fiancee was murdered and wants our heroine to fake a seance so well the murderer confesses. As she prepares and gathers information about the dead fiancee, it starts to feel as those a real ghost is haunting her.
As a gothic mystery, the book is excellent and while I did figure out some parts of the mystery, I was utterly surprised by others (but the clues were there!). The romance in the book felt like a forced, minor subplot, like the whole thing could have been cut entirely without affecting the rest of the book. However, this is my only criticism of the book and it was a fun, captivating read regardless.
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