9 June 2017

1886 Ties That Bind... by A.E. Wasserman

...A Story of Politics, Graft, and Greed




Amazon UK £15.95
Amazon US  $5.14 $30.83
Amazon CA n/a

Mystery / Romance / Family Drama (and much more!)
1886
California / Washington

A refreshing and hugely enjoyable story set in California and Washington of 1886. Opening with an attention-grabbing scene that hits you like an unexpected train, the story settles nicely into the set-up of its characters: Lord Langford and Sally Baxter.

The chemistry between them is wonderful and they work well together as an unlikely couple – a farmer’s daughter and a Lord. Their bond grows deeper while they are investigating the murder of her brother on a train. Encountering nothing but bureaucracy and evasiveness, they pull out all the stops to get to the bottom of the murder.

I would have happily enjoyed this as historical romance, being so authentic in dialogue and settings. However, the author has woven a complex net of intrigue and background to the murder that makes the entire book so much more than just a mystery. As the title appropriately states, this deals with issues of politics, corruption and greed in a very accomplished way.

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Highly recommended.

© Christoph Fischer



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