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What the Dead Leave Behind (A Gilded Age Mystery #1)
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May 2018: Family Drama > What the Dead Leave Behind - Simpson - 3 stars

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Jgrace | 3106 comments What the Dead Leave Behind - R. Simpson
Audio performance by Sarah Zimmerman
3 stars

There’s a subtitle; Gilded Age Mystery #1. This mystery features New York City’s historic 1888 blizzard. The recently bereaved, young heiress, Prudence McKenzie experiences a further loss when her fiance is found dead in the snow. Prudence is left to the unmercy of a wicked stepmother who now has control of her inheritance. Fortunately, Prudence (when she isn’t under the influence of laudanum) is intelligent and independent. She has loyal servants and friends in legal places.

It wasn’t a bad start to a series. It was a bit repetitive and there was never any mystery to who the villains were. The historical content was colorful and I liked the characters. There was enough suspense for interest, but not enough to keep me awake at night. I will probably read the next book.

I will not listen to the next book. The reader was terrible.

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JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1532 comments I like the time period, might have to pick this one up!

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