A fabulous Regency-era mystery that will keep you on your toes until the very end!
Charity Halliwell has returned to Kent, England, after being away for the past five years. Plagued by the guilt and shame of a traumatic event that stole everything from her, Charity’s deepest desire is to be reunited with her childhood acquaintances and find a governess position, leaving the pain in the past and beginning a new life for herself. However, her arrival at Loxby Manor isn’t as welcoming as Charity expected after a scandal is unearthed and her friend, Seline Cavanaugh, disappears into the night.
Determined to find her friend, Charity will turn over every stone to uncover the truth; but, what will happen when her quest exposes sinister secrets that could destroy everything she previously believed to be true? And, what of Piers Cavanaugh, the man who broke her heart and who has unexpectedly returned home to help his family in their time of need? Will Piers and Charity be able to reconcile, or will their shames keep them apart? Everything is not what it seems, and with everyone keeping secrets, danger is always looming around the corner!
Filled with action, suspense, romance, and plot twists, The Vanishing at Loxby Manor is a book you won’t be able to put down! Listening to the audiobook through all hours of the day, I was captivated by the mystery surrounding the plot. Though set in 1816, the author did an incredible job of making the characters relatable and not the usual prim and proper we so often read in Regency-set novels. With each description and turn of the page, the story came alive, teleporting readers into the British countryside to take part in the search to find Seline Cavanaugh.
I highly recommend this book — a clean, enthralling, cloak-and-dagger story.
*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a pre-release copy of this novel. My thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!*