The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner #booktwitter #bookreview #historicalfiction @harlequinbooks


An atmospheric and evocative whodunnit steeped in suspense, mystery, and illusion.” —Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Maid

From the author of the sensational bestseller The Lost Apothecary comes a spellbinding tale about two daring women who hunt for truth and justice in the perilous art of conjuring the dead.

1873. At an abandoned château on the outskirts of Paris, a dark séance is about to take place, led by acclaimed spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire. Known worldwide for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to ascertain the identities of the people who killed them, she is highly sought after by widows and investigators alike.

Lenna Wickes has come to Paris to find answers about her sister’s death, but to do so, she must embrace the unknown and overcome her own logic-driven bias against the occult. When Vaudeline is beckoned to England to solve a high-profile murder, Lenna accompanies her as an understudy. But as the women team up with the powerful men of London’s exclusive Séance Society to solve the mystery, they begin to suspect that they are not merely out to solve a crime, but perhaps entangled in one themselves…

“An explosive, immersive, time-bomb of a novel. Vengeance is never sweeter than in Sarah Penner’s hands.” —Laurie Lico Albanese, award-winning author of Hester


Vaudeline D’Allaire is a very famous spiritualist. She is known for conjuring the spirits of victims of murder. She is sought after for her talents to find the criminals and to bring some solace to the victim’s families. Vaudeline has been called in to solve the crime of a high profile murder and she brings along her student Lenna. These two collaborate to find the killer but they soon discover this is more than they bargained for.

I absolutely loved The Lost Apothecary. You can see my review here . But this one fell a bit short for me. I did enjoy the séance parts. I am all about a good séance and ghosts. And this book really fed my imagination. But, I could not get into the meat of the story…the mystery. It fell flat and I actually got lost in spots. But, in all honesty…I am old and that happens😂!

Need a ghost story for late night reading….THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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4 Responses to The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner #booktwitter #bookreview #historicalfiction @harlequinbooks

  1. Love your honest review!!

    This fell very short for me.

  2. Oh no! I hate that it was disappointing for you. I hope the ghosts are enough to keep me entertained because I just ordered a copy a couple days ago lol.

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