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Midnight on the River Grey

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In this Gothic Regency romance Rebecca fears she has developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged, her brother's murderer.

After her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.

Summoned to his reclusive country estate
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Thomas Nelson (first published July 2019)
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Breny Hi! I'd say 13+... it has some gothic feel to the story it may scare some younger audiences. In terms of language and sex, it's all good :) It is a ve…moreHi! I'd say 13+... it has some gothic feel to the story it may scare some younger audiences. In terms of language and sex, it's all good :) It is a very clean book, in my opinion. (less)

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Christian fiction is not usually a genre of books I usually read because I am not religious, and tend to find the overwhelmingly sanctimonious and preachy messages of some of these books troubling at best and extremely uncomfortable at worst. But there's one thing I can't say no to, and that's a Gothic romance novel. MIDNIGHT ON THE RIVER GREY had a great cover and concept, and it had a plus-size model on the front cover. YAAASS

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I listened to the audible version of Midnight on the River Grey, narrated by Laura Kirman. I was equally surprised and delighted with the audible presentation.


Can one develop feelings for the man you swore to see hanged? That’s just what Rebecca fears she has done in this Gothic Regency romance.

After her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her
Melissa Tagg
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I REALLY loved this book! I enjoyed this author's first book, but this one hooked me even more. The romance was steady and believable, and the mystery had enough twists and turns to easily keep me turning pages. And the both the voice and the atmosphere of the story were just pitch perfect! Also, I appreciated the small tie-in with the author's first book. (Also, dare I hope we get Torrington's story down the road??) Highly recommend!
Paula Shreckhise
Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson is a gothic tale set in England in 1811. It is full of mystery and intrigue and tracks movements of spies in and around Greybourne Hall in the countryside.
Rebecca Hunter, ward of Mr. Lewis Browning, has learned of her brother’s demise and must depart London with her Aunt Jo for her guardian’s country estate.
Just what happened at midnight on the bridge over the River Grey? Rebecca means to find a clue to her brother’s death. The house and it’s inhabi
Fiction Aficionado
I adore the Gothic atmosphere Abigail Wilson creates in her Regency novels. Even descriptions of perfectly mundane details, such as the room the characters are in and the time of day, are carefully calculated to perpetuate that delicious sense of uncertainty and nervousness: On Saturday night, Aunt Jo and I gathered in the drawing room, the dark night lurking beyond the curtains, a chill hovering just beyond the reach of the large fireplace.” I get tingles all over again just typing it. Couple t ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This regency mystery with a dash of romance is the perfect cozy escape! This was my first book by this author & I will for sure be reading more from her. The writing was superb- great rounded characters & mystery build up. There was this eerie air about the the setting that I loved. The ending really picked up its pace & I couldn’t set it down.

The narrator of this book really sold me on the story from the get go. She was amazing! I can be picky about narrators but she enhanced my reading experi
Hallie Szott
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it

With a story just as suspenseful and eerie as In the Shadow of Croft Towers, Abigail Wilson kept me intrigued from beginning to end. Midnight on the River Grey captures the gothic feel of mystery well, and I completely enjoyed it.

In the wake of her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter finds herself under the guardianship of Lewis Browning, the man she suspects is responsible for her loss. With first-person narration, the subsequent tale unfolds with great intrigue, suspicion, danger, an
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Satisfying historical mystery novel!

Rebecca Hunter is determined not to marry because of her mother's mental illness. She is also determined to find out who murdered her brother. She is a spunky main character that doesn't like being told what to do, especially by Lewis Browning.

The mystery of who murdered Jacob was entertaining to see unravel. The slowly blossoming romance was delightful. Secondary characters Aunt Jo and Sophie added to the novel.

Abigail Wilson is highly recommended for readers
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
Let me start off by saying I loved the premise and FEEL of this book. It was dark, yet not heavy. It felt almost gothic in nature, I was all for it.

I instantly fell for our mysterious hero, Mr. Lewis Browning. *insert literally ALL of the heart eyes* He was my FAVORITE part of the whole book, and I might have cried a little when I realized we weren't going to get his perspective at all.
He was so dark, and mysterious, yet there was such good in him. He had a huge heart though he tried to hide it
Elizabeth Dragina
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well I'm going to attempt to do something good to this book. It did heal me of some of this disease readers call "a reading slump". Where to begin??

It was a cold dark night, the moon was shadowed by clouds and a fog had grown up around the river. The bridge was slick and my was horse tired, or maybe it was I who was tired. In my daze I couldn't tell. The night was eerily quiet, far to quiet to mean anything good. The next second an alarming sound rang out over the waters and a man appeared in fr
Julie Klassen
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this Regency Gothic romance. Two thumbs up!
Rachel McMillan
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book grabs you and keeps you in its finely-tuned world. Equal parts romance and mystery, Wilson excels at characterization and intricate setting. While clearly at home alongside perennial favourites such as Julie Klassen, Mimi Matthews and Sarah Ladd, Wilson's voice is distinctively her own and her heroes are--in short-- to die for.
Cara Putman
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story is told in first person and has a gothic feel to it thanks to the large estate and crumbling mansion. The heroine is determined to find justice, and the hero is misunderstood and appealing. A great combination of characters, plot, and setting. I was immediately sucked into the world the author created.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gothic + Regency = this reader reeling in a tilt-a-whirl of frenzied delight! Taking a page from classic Gothic Romance authors such as Victoria Holt and Phyllis A. Whitney, Abigail Wilson has added her own flare to this genre which has been experiencing a revival of sorts in recent years. All the elements are here -- an isolated estate, an enigmatic guardian, the threat of madness, all cloaked in mystery. Whsssst -- an atmospheric shiver just tracked up my spine!

Ella is an independent young wom
Sarah Grace Grzy
Having heard wonderful things about Wilson's debut novel, I, of course, leaped at the chance to nab a copy of Midnight on the River Grey. And I'm so glad I did! From page one, this book drew me right into the story and I did not want to put it down.

Wilson has a beautiful writing style that fits the time period so perfectly and drew me right into the story. Everything down to the characters' dialogue is so perfectly accurate, although there were a few instances of dialogue that I felt were too m
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Midnight on the River Grey was a captivating read. It started off slowly, but the story drew me in and I ended up really enjoying the book. I liked how it had so many twists and the mystery wasn't easy to guess.

The characters were well written. I found the heroine, Rebecca, to be a bit reckless at times, but I liked how she wasn't afraid of finding out the truth. Lewis was an interesting character...I didn't know at first whether he was a good guy or not!

All in all, Midnight on the River Grey wa
Having finished a book by Abigail Wilson not long ago I was wanting more. This did not disappoint. Quite a mystery set in the Regency era that kept me guessing all the way through.

Rebecca's home in London is sold and she's moved to Greybourne Hall, the country estate of Lewis Browning, her new guardian who she never knew up to this point, and whom she believes may be responsible for the recent death of her only brother, Jacob. Having no other choice or home, she makes the most of her new surrou
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting months to read this! Ever since reading and loving Abigail's debut novel in January, I knew I HAD to read this one. I am happy to say it did not disappoint! It was a bit of a slower start for me and it took a bit for me to really connect to the characters, but once I did I was hooked. The mystery was great and had a couple twists I did not see coming which I really liked about the book. It connects to her first book(which I HIGHLY recommend) and also to her upcoming book that ...more
Tennessee Reads (Overdrive) had the audio version of this book, so I picked it up. I actually enjoyed it more than reading it. Great narration.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Well, that kept me on the edge of my seat!

I can easily point out my favourite part of historical suspense novels, the prose! It’s lyrical and pulls you in easily. You get lost in the emotions, tension and scenes.

Abigail Wilson has delivered this to a T while also bringing authenticity. She’s certainly becoming a voice to keep an eye out for.

Rebecca Hunter is a mixture of light and darkness. She’s spunky, outspoken and confident. But deep down, she’s haunted, unsure and afraid of who she will bec
Becky Van Daniker
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Midnight on the River Grey” is Abigail Wilson’s second novel which I quite enjoyed. This is a regency mystery that will keep the pages turning and full of intrigue. Although the whodunit is a bit predictable, the authors fills the pages with many unexpected twists and turns. Fans of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters will love this!
I wasn’t sure of what to think about any of the characters at first, but as the story continued, they began to grow on me. So much that readers will want to cheer on
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
(2.5 stars) I read author Wilson's novel IN THE SHADOW OF CROFT TOWERS not too long ago and thought it wasn't too bad for a debut novel, so when her sophomore effort was offered as a Vine ARC, I decided to try it also.

Well, in quality, it's pretty much on a par with the first. For a Christian genre book, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing, its inspirational message is not annoyingly preachy and pious. The main thrust of the plot is a mystery, with a low-key love story to add a little interest
Dana Michael
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful read. This book is a regency era mystery with romance. I love reading regency era books and I love mysteries, so put them together and you have a win win situation. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
*I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My anticipation was high for this book. I love Wilson's style and twists and turns. She keeps the tensions high throughout the whole story and ties up the various pieces in a neat little bow by the end of the story.

Rebecca and Lewis are thrown together by desperate circumstances. When mysterious rumors concerning her brother's death begin to surface, Rebecca finds more questions around every corner.

I love the feel of Wilson's Gothic Regency stories. Dark, mysterious, and full of plot twists. Thr
Abigail Wilson has solidified her spot as one of my top-10, must-read, favorite storytellers. Her books are excellent. They are captivating and highly engaging. They are the stories you read well past bedtime. Midnight on the River Grey, Ms. Wilson’s second novel, is no exception. This book is SO good! If you are a fan of Regency and/or Gothic literature, you have to read this book. Ms. Wilson has taken all of the facets of both genres and beautifully weaved them into a unique, new story that 10 ...more
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
"I'd found a man - - - - conflicted. Slow to speak, yet clearly riddled with secrets."

Secrets. So many secrets. Rebecca Hunter's tenacious determination to ferret them out is clearly matched by her guardian's skill at keeping them close. On the dark night that her brother was killed, what actually happened on that bridge; a terrible accident or cold blooded murder? Nearly everyone believes that Lewis Browning was somehow responsible, but after getting to know the enigmatic master of Greybourne H
4.5 stars

Midnight on the River Grey is a must read for readers who love gothic suspense. It is filled with dark family secrets, spies, unsolved murder, a sweet romance and a beautiful atmospheric setting. With an independent heroine and an enigmatic hero, the predictable but sweet romance was fun to watch unfold. The mysterious setting of Greybourne Hall almost appears as a character itself under the skillful pen of Abigail Wilson. The beautiful and vivid descriptions appeal to the senses, drawi
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another stellar read from Abigail Wilson! Written from first person perspective of main character Rebecca, the book has intrigue and danger of 1811 England shrouded in foreboding, chill-inducing Gothic-like mystery, deliciously crisp and witty dialogue, deeply layered and rich characters, a sweet and tender romance, and a plot that twists and turns to make it an incredible historical romantic suspense. From the prologue, Rebecca’s plight will draw you into her heart and thoughts and this bold, l ...more
This new-to-me author swept me away with this wonderful suspense novel that reminded me a lot of Victoria Holt's Gothic suspense.

Rebecca Hunter's mother has died, and her father is already dead. Lewis Browning has been appointed her guardian, and she will be moving to Greybourne Hall. She is not thrilled to be living with Mr. Browning and her Aunt Jo as a chaperone because she is sure he is responsible for her brother's death. Set in a spooky, dark castle filled with ghostly sounds, Rebecca and
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
MIDNIGHT ON THE RIVER GREY is a story with a very Gothic feel and a constant undertone of danger while romantic sparks fly. The characters are easy to like and the story is engaging from beginning to end. Recommended to historical romantic suspense fans!

This story was so much fun! From the start you could feel romantic tension begin to build between Rebecca and Lewis and that tension just continued to grow, with plenty of swoon-worthy moments. I also really liked Rebecca and her aunt. Their rela
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Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A Registered Nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the National Parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Im ...more

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