Roll over Agatha, there’s a new mystery writer vying for your crown.
Picture this: the WWI peace treaty is about to be signed, soldiers have flooded home to England's shores and you, a female British Secret Service agent, have been released back to your upper-class life of leisure. The drinking and dancing leave a sour taste in your mouth though, because your young husband was killed in the trenches, and the emotional knife wound in your breast still aches with his loss.
A gilded invitation to attend a weekend engagement fest with your husband's fellow officers at first doesn't sound appealing. But when a secretive letter threatens to reveal your departed sweetheart as a traitor unless you attend, you decide to drive his Pierce Arrow down to the pier where the party yacht awaits.
Now you find yourself on an isolated island, inside a dark, rain-soaked castle, trying to enjoy yourself while you figure out who sent that annoying missive. It could even be a harmless prank. But then one dead body shows up, and soon, another. Why have the victims been killed? Could your husband have been a traitor after all? Will you be the next prey? And, in spite of your growing attraction to him, could the handsome Lord Ryde be the mastermind behind it all?
In the spirit of the old grande dames of Mystery, Huber delivers a rich and intriguing whodunit, with many familiar elements, but a style all her own. I particularly enjoyed the wind-whipped atmosphere of the castle, the deceitful twists, and the historical tidbits related to the war. My favorite though, was imagining, for a time, that I was an aristocratic spy, trying to track down a killer and clear my husband's good name.
You can pick up the story on Amazon here. Her second book in the series, Treacherous is The Night, is now available for pre-order.
International award-winning thriller author.