Author: Sarah Penner
Started: March 4, 2023
Finished: March 7, 2023
Genre: Historical Fiction
Lenna Wickes arrives in Paris with a two-fold plan - learn the art of séance under world-renowned medium Vaudeline D'Allaire, and then use that skill to discover her sister Evie's murderer. When Vaudeline receives a letter from Mr. Morley of The London Séance Society informing her of a friend's death, she returns to London. As they prepare for a séance, they quickly learn that the Society is not all it appears to be and they should be very afraid.
This was exactly the book I needed. It was a different kind of historical fiction that can break you out of a rut. The characters were full of life and the ongoing flirtation between the two main characters was electric. The story is well composed and flows smoothly allowing for reading in large spans. While I had essentially figured out part of the ending, some mystery remained a pleasant twist. Having loved Penner's first novel, I was afraid of the sophomore slump and was so grateful to read another great story.