Wednesday 26 July 2023

An impossible impostor by Deanna Raybourn

Series: Veronica Speedwell (#7)

Format: 325 pages, Hardcover

Published: February 15, 2022 by Berkley


I like this series, there is danger, mystery and murder. Romance, butterflies and secrets. All told with a style that makes it light and so fun to read.

Veronica and Stoker are sent to investigate a missing heir that has shown up. Veronica gets a blast from the past and ack, I just want her and Stoker to finally be happy! Not that Veronica needs all of that. Now she is an independent free spirit, and I adore her for it.

I do not want to say too much, lots of secrets going on here.

Loving this series. It is so much fun

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.


  1. I think I skipped this one. I like Veronica, but man she can be so frustrating with Stoker! I've read all the others.

  2. This one set me back a bit and I was almost afraid to read the next book, but yes these are so good.

    Sophia Rose

  3. I've heard of this series and I wish I'd started it when I had the chance!

  4. I'm not a big romance reader, but I love mysteries. It sounds like this one does a good job of combining both genres.

    1. The romance aspect is there, but not in the front. The suspense and mystery is the big thing



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