A Terrible Beauty
Written by: Tasha Alexander
Series: Lady Emily Mysteries
Sequence in Series: Book 11
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Historical Mystery
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Lady Emily retreats to her villa on the island of Santorini for a brief respite from London. But when she arrives, the housekeeper informs her that the master of the house has returned—Emily’s first husband who died a decade earlier...
A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander
A Terrible Beauty was my first read in the Lady Emily series but it won’t be my last. No pre-series reading was required to completely enjoy this story…but after reading it, it is a series that I would like to revisit.
Lady Emily decides to take a trip to her deceased 1st husband’s, Lord Philip Ashton’s, villa in Santorini to help him get over a failed engagement. Her husband Colin Hargreaves, Lord Philip Ashton’s best friend, and Emily’s best friend Margaret also join her on this trip.
Quickly after arriving in Santorini, Emily is confronted with Philip alive and a dead man in one of the rooms in the villa. And so the mystery begins…where was Philip all these years, who killed the man in the villa, while Emily struggles to deal with the reemergence of her “dead” husband.
This is a marvelous historical mystery that is not only entertaining but a novel of substance with a good dose of romance and humor as well. Making this a well-balanced, highly entertaining and enjoyable adventure to devour.
I received this ARC copy of A Terrible Beauty from St. Martin's Press - Minotaur Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 11, 2016.