Hi Everyone! I’m excited to share this latest book by Rachel McMillan on my blog today! If you like mysteries with a blend of history this one is for you! -Becca
Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times — including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin’s “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand. Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo night club. When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston—and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build.
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This book is simply amazing. Rachel McMillan writes character’s with such depth and uniqueness. It’s easy to get caught up in the lives of Hamish, Reggie and Luca and become invested in what is happening in their lives. I like how each character has struggles like Hamish with his anxiety but works to manage and become the best version of themselves. I think that Reggie and Luca bring out the best in each other. The story is set in Boston in in the 1930s and you can tell Rachel did an extensive amount of research for this book. The story is a blend of mystery, adventure, romance and history and sure to capture your heart.
I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest review.
I highly recommend this story to my family and friends.
About the Author
Rachel McMillan is a history enthusiast, lifelong bibliophile, and author of the Herringford and Watts series. When not reading (or writing), Rachel can be found at the theater, traveling near and far, and watching far too many British miniseries. Rachel lives in Toronto where she works in educational publishing and is always planning her next trip to Boston.