Nothing makes my day like a new Sebastian St. Cyr mystery! I am a relatively new convert to this genre, largely because of this series. C.S. Harris’ latest Sebastian St. Cyr story, set in the Regency period, is What the Devil Knows. As expected, Ms. Nothing makes my day like a new Sebastian St. Cyr mystery! I am a relatively new convert to this genre, largely because of this series. C.S. Harris’ latest Sebastian St. Cyr story, set in the Regency period, is What the Devil Knows. As expected, Ms. Harris does an excellent job weaving a good mystery with great characters, and interesting historical events in a way that makes the story and setting come to life.
In What the Devil Knows, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin is on the trail of a vicious and brutal murderer. It is unclear to him and the Bow Street runners, how this murder is connected to a string of similar murders three years earlier. Did they arrest the wrong man three years ago or is this the work of a copyist? Devlin, working with Sir Henry Lovejoy, is determined to put the clues together and figure it out.
Once again C.S. Harris delivers a tale that is packed with action, intrigue, mystery, and history. What the Devil Knows is littered with murder and unexpected connections that keep the reader on her toes. Sebastian’s need to stand for the dead is his way of making amends for his actions in the past that he relives in dreams that still haunt his nights.
I could not put the book down. The plot flows at the right pace and more than once, my stomach was in knots. The secondary characters are vividly portrayed and add additional dimension to the story. Some of the recurring ancillary characters are still a mystery and make me wonder where they will take future stories.
I love the dynamic between Sebastian and Hero, his wife. They are one of my favorite fictional couples. They pull you into their world from the first page. Sebastian is a clever mixture of heroic strength, determination, and charisma with a loving heart of gold. Hero is his perfect mate. It was an excellent plan to pair Devlin with Hero. She is tough and determined to change the class system of that time. Like Sebastian, Hero has a big heart for the downtrodden. The way they support one another is touching and melts my heart.
What the Devil Knows has some unexpected twists and turns not only with the mystery but also in Sebastian and Hero’s personal lives. This is a wonderful read. I am anxious to see what comes next. Don’t wait to read this one!
There are authors who’s books you always go to no matter how many they write in a year and Aleatha Romig to me is one of those authors. Aleatha tells a story in a way that you live out that story in your head and you will remember that story and thosThere are authors who’s books you always go to no matter how many they write in a year and Aleatha Romig to me is one of those authors. Aleatha tells a story in a way that you live out that story in your head and you will remember that story and those characters for the rest of your life. This book is the conclusion to the Dangerous Web Trilogy, and it was amazing.
There is one thing in this series that everyone should know and that is you Do Not Hurt anyone in the Sparrow World and if you do be prepared for Heaven and Hell to fall upon you.
I have lived through all of these characters and loved every minute of it and I will be sad to see this group go but what a ride we have had, the Sparrow World is full of up and down, in and out, suspense, agony and danger but it is also full of love, support, friendship and togetherness, the kind of togetherness you get with being part of one big family.
Lorna is that type of person who everyone wants to be go to if they need help, she is the backbone of the group, she holds everyone together, she is strong and supportive and very loving, she is the one I would go to if I needed anything.
Lorna and Reed have not had an easy time of things, they have gone through so much and they come out fighting, they are a couple who do not believe in giving up, they believe in fighting for the people and things they love and that makes such an amazing story and such a force to be reckoned with.
Life is never easy but when you have family and friends and loved one is by your side, they make living just that little bit easier to get through.
This series was just perfection, and everyone should read it, they will not be sorry....more
No matter how many times I read one of Samantha Young’s book, they always transport you into the world you are reading about. This story takes place in Northumberland which for those who do not know is in England, UK. It is a story about how Evie andNo matter how many times I read one of Samantha Young’s book, they always transport you into the world you are reading about. This story takes place in Northumberland which for those who do not know is in England, UK. It is a story about how Evie and Roane meet and the circumstances that bring them together. Evie has her barriers up when they first meet and let us say it is not just plane sailing as some romance novels can be. There is plenty of angst when Evie meets Roane, but the good thing is they start out as friends. Evie has been burned before and just does not want to let her guard down. I must point out those that Evie is not from England; she is from Chicago but leaves it all to go on vacation to Northumberland. The people in Northumberland are a community who believe in fun, community and honestly, is there drama, yes, there is in any community like this one. Evie falls in love with this place.
Evie finds that she cannot fight the feelings she has while being here and she cannot get over the attraction she has for Roane. She truly feels these are the most intense feelings she has had in some time. What she does not know is what will happen when she must finish her vacation, does she stay or go home to Chicago or does she take a chance on love and stay with Roane?
This is such a beautiful story with so many interesting characters. This is truly another amazing book by Samantha Young and I was so please to have been given the chance to read this for an honest review.
ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review......more