Hughes offers up a contemporary mystery/thriller with a strong helping of historical fiction and romance. . . . An enjoyable globe-trotting adventure and investigation.”
“A sharp, engrossing international thriller with twists that will keep you turning pages.” —Lindsay Cameron, award-winning author of BIGLAW and Just One Look
She thinks he’s either a stalker, a nutcase, or a harmlessly eccentric Oxford professor. He thinks she’s the long-lost descendant of Henry VIII’s last Queen, Katherine Parr. Amy is living a cautious life as a London private banker to wealthy oil sheikhs, but her quiet solitude is upended by the sudden appearance of two people: a half-sister who is virtually a stranger to her, and Oxford don Leo. Both need something from Amy, who has been emotionally frozen for years and isn’t sure she has anything left to give. She also harbors deep secrets—as does Leo. Even so, the two join forces to investigate the mystery of Queen Katherine’s lost baby, and soon long-suppressed emotions start to surface—and enemies start to close in. As they crisscross Europe in a quest for answers, Amy and Leo find themselves in danger of losing control of their secrets, their hearts—and maybe even their lives.
Amy is approached by a strange man, Leo, during her lunch break. He is determined she is the long lost relative to Katherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII. He refuses to take no for an answer. He continues to find Amy wherever she is. It is completely unnerving. Then strange things start to happen and she and Leo have to team up to find out exactly what is going on.
I loved Leo and Amy, especially Amy. She is snarky and plays her part well! I also enjoyed the mystery and the intrigue throughout this tale. Heck, half the time you have no idea who the main characters really are. Is he really a professor? Is she really a banker? WHAT?!? The answer is…read this book and find out!
I fluctuated between 4 and 5 stars. Basically because there are several places which it just seems a bit far fetched. But, I decided on 5 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It’s not perfect but it is captivating, especially with all the different cities and countries which the author travels the reader to!
Need just an all around good novel which takes you on a wild ride…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.