Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world’s most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him.
Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered, he is thrust into a position he has not been prepared for and does not desire. As an agent for the Crown, he is expected to retire now that he is the heir, but he’s been granted special permission for one more mission… to obtain justice for his murdered brother.
Used to keeping secrets, Lady Eliza and Lord Sinclair must learn to open up to each other when they are assigned as partners to bring down the same ruthless man and his brutal empire of abduction and slavery. As Eliza’s tainted past becomes too much for her to bear alone, can she learn to trust her new partner with her secrets, her life, and possibly her heart?
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review
I am hooked on this series! I couldn’t put it down and then had to talk about it. The way it opens will instantly pull you in and you will never know what is coming next. I loved that instant connection between them and how they really helped each other.
I almost dropped my book at the twist about her and then again with the one about her mother. I was on the edge of my sea when she was on the ship but had to cheer with how it ended. I loved that there were backstories for Martha and Mr. Lawson because they are favorites of mine. I can’t wait for the next one!
Eliza is an extremely smart and independent woman, but she is haunted by what she had to do. I loved her right away because she was very real about things and that she could throw a dagger. I felt for her because she needed help to understand what happened and to get past it, but she didn’t trust anyone fully with her heart.
Benedict is a man that is very understanding and determined to find justice one way or another for his brother. He was a natural charmer, but in a good way and knew when he was wrong. I loved that he didn’t even bat an eye at what she told him and that he knew what his heart wanted right away.
Guest review contributed by The Sassy Book Lover. This blogger is a sassy, book-loving southern belle. She posts reviews mainly but also about her own writing journey and encourages readers to be modern-day bluestockings.