FBI Agent Elliot Matthews meets the elusive and intriguing Wren Lockhart, former assistant to Harry Houdini, in a graveyard. A disturbing spectacle in the graveyard sets them on the trail of what is being revealed as a much bigger conspiracy, bringing up ghosts from Wren's past, and has her working with Elliot to clear a charlatan that Houdini exposed as a fraud, of murder.
Set in the 1920's the vaudeville sensation is waning, Wren Lockhart has branched out on her own after Harry's death, but there are are still many of his enemies out there who do not have short memories. Wren must risk her deepest secrets as they work to get to the bottom of who is behind the murder.
Wren is an unconventional woman, even more so for her time. She dresses as a man on stage, lives in her uncle's mansion, yet keeps a staff of one, and prefers to do for herself. She has always been sharp witted, earning her place as an illusionist. She stands strong for what she believes in, having a distaste for those that pass illusions off as magic.
Elliot is a clever man, who knows how to follow a lead and get results. He is intrigued by the elusive Wren, and the life that she has made for herself.
A wonderful read that captures the era perfectly within the vaudeville community, filled with bright characters, and plenty of mystery! There are definitely a lot of twists along the way. Well written and descriptive, I liked how well the flow of the storytelling fit with the story. Wren is a terrific heroine, strong and clever, she loves fiercely and fights for what is right, Elliot really helps to draw her out and come out of the shell that she has built for herself. A fantastic read from beginning to end.
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