Title: An Impossible Imposter
Series Veronica Speedwell #7
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Release Date: February 15th, 2022
Page Length: 325
Genre: Mystery | Historical | Romance
Age Range: Adult
While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her eldest brother, Jonathan, heir to Hathaway Hall, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before.
But now a man matching Jonathan’s description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Could this man truly be Jonathan, back from the dead? Or is he a devious impostor, determined to gain ownership over the family’s most valuable possessions–a legendary parure of priceless Rajasthani jewels? It’s a delicate situation, and Veronica is Sir Hugo’s only hope.
Veronica and Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past. To help Sir Hugo discover the truth, she must open doors to her own history that she long believed to be shut for good.
Once again Deanna Raybourn does not disappoint. We return to Veronica right after the last book. We get even more exposed to Veronica’s history and some of her past adventures before Stoker. It was interesting seeing Veronica forced to deal with her past and manage between Stoker and Jonathan. The mystery once again kept me intrigued and I was happy to join Veronica and Stoker along for the ride again. I found the mystery didn’t feel too predictable, but at the same time the mystery isn’t really what we’re hear for now is it lol. The romance was lacking in this one – more pinning. I wish Veronica and Stoker would hook-up again because this is becoming a tease! You are being a tease Deanna lol. But honestly I understand the reasoning behind the lack of the horizontal in this one. Anyways, I’m always happy to join Veronica and Stoker on their adventures. I love their interactions and banters together. I can’t wait to see their next adventure and see how Veronica and Stoker mend their relationship after the reveal of the book!
I don’t see anything about a book 8, but damn it there better be after that ending! I can’t wait for the next one. In the meantime, I think I saw that Raybourne has another coming book out, Killers of a Certain Age, that I may just have to take a look at lol.