A mortal Likeness

3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in a series, but is a stand-alone mystery. You don’t have to have read the first book (which I haven’t) to enjoy this book. This was a fairly entertaining murder mystery.

Sarah Bain is a photographer and amateur detective in Victorian London. Her partner is Hugh, a disgraced Lord that was shunned by his family for being gay. While following a cheating husband Sarah and Hugh find themselves in the middle of a high profiled child kidnapping case. The powerful and wealthy father of the kidnapped child hires Sarah and Hugh to investigate his family, much to the displeasure of the local police.

This was an ok book. Sarah tended to jump to a lot of conclusions and although she thinks of herself as a savvy person, tended to be easily mislead by the multitude of suspects in the case. The book had a lot of false leads and red herrings, but the ending made sense and was pretty good.