Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Murder on Millionaires' Row by Erin Lindsey (thoughts)
"Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she’s content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it’s not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all that changes on the day her boss, Mr. Thomas Wiltshire, disappears. Rose is certain Mr. Wiltshire is in trouble, but the police treat his disappearance as nothing more than the whims of a rich young man behaving badly. Meanwhile, the friend who reported him missing is suspiciously unhelpful. With nowhere left to turn, Rose takes it upon herself to find her handsome young employer.
The investigation takes her from the marble palaces of Fifth Avenue to the sordid streets of Five Points. When a ghostly apparition accosts her on the street, Rose begins to realize that the world around her isn’t at all as it seems―and her place in it is about to change forever."
I'm not even going to lie - I jumped at the chance to read this book almost entirely based off of that gorgeous cover. I'm a sucker for good cover and this one has that in spades! Happily I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed that cover! This feels like it has been the year where I've discovered historical mysteries. I've started some really great historical mystery series and I can add this one to the list. In this book, Rose Gallagher goes searching for her missing boss when she realizes that the police aren't taking his disappearance seriously. I really adored Rose's character because she was just so determined and strong willed. Her adventures made this book so much fun to read. I really just found myself sucked into the pages of this book. This book took me to a different time and place...heck, it was really a different world where ghosts walked and certain individuals had different kinds of "luck" and I was just transported by it all. The author swept me into the pages of this book so that I didn't want to stop reading. I just HAD to see what was going to happen next. I loved that in this book ghosts were actually dangerous to humans - everything to do with the paranormal actually felt very original to this book. I wasn't sure when I read the book summary how the author would fit ghosts into the storyline but it worked beautifully. I feel like the author really just managed to create this unique world in this book that I couldn't get enough of. I enjoyed my time within its' pages and am looking forward to reading more of this series in the future. Really, what more could you ask?
Overall, I really enjoyed my time with this book and am very excited to have found both this series and this author. I need to check out what else Lindsey has written - hopefully she has written more so the wait for book two doesn't seem so long. I'm really looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble Rose can get herself into next. If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced read then look no further then this book. It's a definite page turner with a world that I won't be forgetting about any time soon. I can easily recommend this book to fans of historical mysteries and really mysteries in general!
Bottom Line: A fun beginning to a series that I can't wait to read more of!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher. Thoughts are my own.