Review of Murder in the East End

September 15, 2020 Book Reviews 3

Review of Murder in the East End

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Murder in the East End by Jennifer Ashley
Published by Berkley Books on August 4, 2020
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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A new upstairs, downstairs Victorian murder mystery in the Kat Holloway series from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in Kew Gardens.
When young cook Kat Holloway learns that the children of London's Foundling Hospital are mysteriously disappearing and one of their nurses has been murdered, she can't turn away. She enlists the help of her charming and enigmatic confidant Daniel McAdam, who has ties to Scotland Yard, and Errol Fielding, a disreputable man from Daniel's troubled past, to bring the killer to justice. Their investigation takes them from the grandeur of Mayfair to the slums of the East End, during which Kat learns more about Daniel and his circumstances than she ever could have imagined.

Also by this author: Death Below Stairs, Scandal Above Stairs , Death in Kew Gardens

Here is what I thought

I don’t know why I do this to myself! I read and then don’t review and then by the time I do review I forget everything that happened! 🙁

So I really love this series and this book was just as good as the other ones in the series! In this one Daniel actually ask Kat for help because he sort of doesn’t trust his judgement because of who is involved. Kat goes with him to the foundling hospital and finds out that some foundlings are missing along with one of the nurses. Kat also finds out that the guy running the place is someone from Daniels past and he just doesn’t trust him.

They all have to work together to track down who is involved, meanwhile, Kat is having some problems with the family she works for because the lady of the house doesn’t like the fact that Lady Cynthia hangs out downstairs with her which is threatening her job. Despite that Lady Cynthia as well as Thanos and some others also help her and Daniel figure things out.

I absolutely love the characters in this series! Kat is one of my favorite historical mystery sleuths, she feels a bit more real to me than some female sleuths because she works hard, loves what she does, tries to provide a good life for her child even if that is not living with her and how that affects her. She is smart and fiesty to boot! Daniel is probably one of the most mysterious characters who I absolutely love and I love him and Kat together! Lots of things keep them from being together but I am hoping that changes soon, it seems like it’s getting closer! Lady Cynthia is a pretty fun upstairs character because she loves to wear pants and doesn’t act like a Lady much at all…lol. I could go on it just has a lot of fun characters so I always have a great time when I read these books!

I totally recommend this series!

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3 Responses to “Review of Murder in the East End”

  1. Katherine

    If I don’t review it right away it isn’t going to happen! I hate when I miss one but glad you got your review for this one up! I love this series and I really liked that we saw a bit more of Daniel’s backstory this time. BTW You should totally pick up Singapore Sapphire by AM Stuart. I think you’d enjoy the series.

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