Victoria Thompson
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CITY of SECRETS by Victoria Thompson

Elizabeth Miles knows that honesty isn’t always the best policy when it comes to finding justice.  

Elizabeth has discovered that navigating the rules of high society is the biggest con of all. She knows she can play the game, but so far, her only success is Priscilla Knight, a dedicated young suffragist recently widowed for the second time. Her beloved first husband died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters — and a sizable fortune. While she was lost in grief, her pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her and engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Now, less than nine months later, Endicott is dead in what appears to be another terrible accident. 

Everyone is whispering, but Priscilla confides to Elizabeth that’s the least of her troubles. She’d believed Endicott was wealthy, too, , but her banker is telling her she has no money left and that her house has been mortgaged. He’s also hinted at a terrible scandal and refuses to help. Priscilla doesn't know where to turn.

Priscilla stands to lose everything and Elizabeth is determined not to let that happen; but as always, Elizabeth walks a fine line between using her unusual talents and revealing her own scandalous past. Elizabeth soon discovers that Endicott’s death was anything but accidental and that revealing the truth could threaten much more than Priscilla’s finances. To save her new friend’s future - and possibly her own — Elizabeth, along with her honest-to-a fault beau Gideon delve into the sinister secrets someone would kill to keep.

"This is a suspenseful and twisty story guaranteed to bate breaths and engage readers until the wee hours. Fans …will welcome the addition of another strong woman to the ranks of early-twentieth-century crime solvers." - Booklist
Series: A Counterfeit Lady Novel (Book 2)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (November 13, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451491610
ISBN-13: 978-0451491619