Harry Houdini’s one-time apprentice holds fantastic secrets about the greatest illusionist in the world. But someone wants to claim them . . . or silence her before she can reveal them on her own. In the months following Houdini’s death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton, a man defamed by Houdini’s ardent debunking of fraudulent mystics in the years leading up to his death. But in a public illusion that goes terribly wrong, one man is dead and another stands charged with his murder. Though he’s known as one of her teacher’s greatest critics, Wren must decide to become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton’s defender. Layered with mystery, illusion, and the artistry of the Jazz Age’s bygone vaudeville era, The Illusionist’s Apprentice is a journey through love and loss and the underpinnings of faith on each life’s stage. – Amazon Synopsis
I enjoyed this book a lot. Kristy Cambron did an excellent job weaving history and fiction together to create a memorable story. I liked how she combined a little romance, mystery and suspense together. Wren’s character was believable and complex. It’s always fun to learn about new things and time periods. I didn’t know a lot about illusionists before reading this book.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.