Book Review | Midnight on the River Grey | Blog Tour!


Welcome to the Blog Tour for Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Midnight on the River Grey
Author:
Abigail Wilson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date:
July 2, 2019
Genre: Historical Suspense/Gothic Romance

She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . .

After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.

Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path.

Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?

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what i thought

*I received a free copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

After reading the synopsis of this book, I was instantly intrigued.  I love a good mystery, and that is something Midnight on the River Grey definitely has!

The thing I loved most about this book was the setting.  It had such a gothic, dark vibe, without being too dark.  It was a very atmospheric read!

I also loved Lewis Browning’s character.  In my opinion, he was the most well-developed character in the entire novel.  He was very well written and complex.

The actual premise of this novel was quite gripping.  The mystery was very well done and the motive and villain was something I kept second guessing and trying to figure out until the very end!  It is evident that the author put a lot of effort into creating this mystery novel.

That being said, I found myself struggling to stay connected and invested in the main character, Rebecca.  I cannot explain why, exactly, I couldn’t connect with her, but there was just something about her that left me wanting a bit more.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read.  Midnight on the River Grey had me intrigued until the very end!  I would recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a mystery and enjoys historical romance and Regency novels.  

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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 in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 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.

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