Delightful intrigue: "In the Shadow of Croft Towers" By Abigail Wilson
Having been offered a position as a companion to an elderly woman, Abigail Wilson travels to Croft Towers uncertain what awaits her. But when she experiences a robbery on the highway while on the coach en route, and then soon recognizes one of the highway robbers upon arrival, Abigail realizes that all is not as it seems. As she wrestles with pieces from her own past while encountering unexpected secrets at Croft Towers, she must discern who she can trust in her search after the truth.
Secrets abound in a marvellous fashion in this well-written debut novel from Abigal Wilson, a story that held me in its grip from start to finish. I enjoyed the Gothic undertone that permeates the novel, and there is nothing I like better than ferreting out secrets and mystery along with the characters. The first person point of view works very well here, and Abigail is a delightful characters who readers will enjoy seeing the world alongside. Readers who typically enjoy some well-crafted romance will no doubt enjoy the romantic overtones of the novel; though I don't search out overly romantic novels myself, I believe that this sort of novel will appeal to all sorts of readers. Wilson has done a good job at bringing history to life, and those readers who love Regency-themed books are going to want to add this one to their collection.
"In the Shadow of Croft Towers" is a wonderful debut novel and certainly sets the stage for what promises to be a long writing career for Abigail Wilson and her talented pen. I quite enjoyed this Regency tale, and award it 4 out of 5 stars. I'm looking forward to what Wilson next has up her sleeve!
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about the author...
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 ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.