Review of An Unexpected Peril

Posted January 21, 2021 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Review of An Unexpected Peril

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.

An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Berkley on March 2, 2021
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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A princess is missing, and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club—an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women—Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves—and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.
Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family—the royalty who has never claimed her.

Also by this author: A Curious Beginning, A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2), A Treacherous Curse, A Dangerous Collaboration , A Murderous Relation

Here is what I thought

It’s buddy review day! Barb and I read the newest in our favorite series and I think I loved it more than her so go check and see why that might be after you check out my review! Go to Booker T’s Reviews for her thoughts!


This is book six in my favorite historical mystery series!! I totally loved this one!

In this one Veronica and Stoker are helping with an exhibit for a lady mountaineer who was killed on the mountains she loved to climb. While they are setting things up they are rummaging through some of her things and Stoker notices something about the rope that seems like it could be that the lady was murdered instead of it being an accident. Something Stoker later wishes he wouldn’t have said because once Veronica sees an injustice she must find the answers!

There is also a princess in town from the small country because they are the ones putting on the exhibit because the lady mountaineer had died on their mountain. They don’t want anyone to know it could be murder, but then the rope is stolen and the princess goes missing and Veronica must find out what has happened!

It seemes that Veronica looks a lot like the missing princess so they ask her to pretend to be the princess because there is some very important things happening and they need to princess there. Her chancellor isn’t real worried about the princess because she goes off on these tangents all the time. Of course, Veronica sees it as a great sleuthing opportunity, and Stoker is dragged along into another of Veronica’s escapades!

I really loved this one! It was so much fun! I love Veronica and Stoker and their batter was so good in this one! I also thought it was fun her running around in royalty getup. Though she is not a fan of anyone royal she doesn’t know a great disguise when she sees one. I also like that we kind of get an incite into Veronica’s real feelings about her royal family that she isn’t a part of. I also think the author does a great job of weaving a mystery around everything that was going on and I had a hard time trying to figure out who was bad and who wasn’t!

I would highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a great historical mystery!

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