Feb 16, 2018

Book Beginning: A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber

A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6)

A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
Published March 6, 2018, Berkley
Genre: historical mystery
Setting: 1831, England

Book beginning:
July 1831 Dartmoor, England
The first time I laid eyes on Langstone Manor, I could not blame my husband for having stayed away for over fifteen years. I'm sure it didn't help that the weather was far from hospitable. Heavy grey clouds filled the sky, releasing sheets of rain that obscured the horizon, all but concealing my view of the infamous moors rising to the east. But even on a bright, sunlit day, I struggled to imagine the house being more inviting. In truth, it appeared downright foreboding, even without the painful memories that plagues Gage. 
Page 56:
"I hardly think he climbed up here to put a snake in our bed."
Book description:
Sebastian Gage's cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred's disappearance. Kiera and Gage set out to solve this mystery. (publisher)

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9 comments:

Katherine P said...

I just got this one and I'm so excited about it! It sounds wonderful!

Harvee said...

Looking forward to it too. Atmospheric setting.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a gorgeous and atmospheric cover! I love the excerpts and the sound of this one...it makes me think of something from Daphne DuMaurier.

Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LAST MOVE”

Kathy Martin said...

Great beginning. It sounds like a book I would enjoy. The week I am featuring Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

Roberta Gibson said...

Whoa, that cover just grabs you.

I have to admit I was a bit confused why her husband had stayed away from her for fifteen years, until I realized it was the manor she was talking about. I need coffee this morning.

Breana M. said...

This one sounds interesting. Also, I like how the author described the scenery in the opening sentences.

fredamans said...

Love the vivid beginning. The 56 packed a punch too! Happy weekend!

Suko said...

Beautiful beginning! P.S. from Paris in your sidebar catches my eye.

Anna said...

The page 56 cracked me up. Looks like an interesting book! Thanks for sharing!

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