I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deadly Scandal by Kate Parker
Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Historical, Crime, Mystery
Published by JDP Press Pages: 338
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
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Olivia Denis is a contented young wife with a carefree life in late 1930's London. Then her world is shattered with the violent death of her husband, Reggie. The police want to call it a suicide and close the case, but Olivia knows Reggie couldn't possibly have fired the fatal shot. Further mysteries surface surrounding her husband's death. Did the trustworthy Foreign Office employee betray government secrets? Was his murder linked to the death of a German embassy clerk the same night? And who searched their flat? Her desire for answers and her need to support herself cause her to break away from the pampered life she's known and take a job. But with the much-needed paycheck as a society reporter for a newspaper comes a secret secondary assignment - one that involves her in the increasingly dangerous world of European politics as the continent slides toward war.
Here is what I thought
Deadly Scandal is my first book by this author and I really liked it. I am really getting into historical mysteries and just look at that cover. 🙂
Olivia’s world gets turned upside down when her husband Reggie committed suicide, though she tells them it was murder because there was no way he could have pulled the trigger with that hand. Who would want to kill Reggie though? He worked for the government but as far as Olivia knew he was just an ordinary normal worker. She finds out she really didn’t know her husband at all.
Refusing to move back in with her father who thinks lowly of women she finds as job as a society reporter and uses that job to help find out what happened to Reggie. She finds out a lot of things that she didn’t know about her husband, one of them is really bad and scandalous. She also gets help from Adam and he creates some feelings that she had long forgotten since Reggie was never very intimate.
I really liked Olivia, she is spunky and doesn’t give up when others tell her too. Even going against her father and investigating because she knew Reggie didn’t kill himself, even if she wasn’t happy with what she found out about him. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Olivia and Adam.
If you like historical mysteries then I think you would like this one.
Recommend if you like
Historical mysteries, strong female characters, and murder and mayhem.
Henrietta Meire has fast become a new favorite and does such a great job with the British mysteries she has narrated.
Audio rating: 4