Will Seeking Justice Lead to Her Own Demise?

Second daughter of a baron—and a little on the mischievous side—Ella Pemberton is no governess. But the pretense is a necessity if she ever wishes to get inside of Wyckhorn Manor and attain the truth. Exposing the man who killed her sister is all that matters.
Lord Sedgewick knows there’s blood on his hands. Lies have been conceived, then more lies, but the price of truth would be too great. All he has left now is his son—and his hatred. Yet as the charming governess invades his home, his safe cocoon of bitterness begins to tear away.
Could Ella, despite the lingering questions of his guilt, fall in love with such a man? Or is she falling prey to him—just as her dead sister?

I enjoyed the dark and gothic nature to this story. There is a mystery, some horrific event, alluded to throughout the story that never gets answered until almost the very end. This helped guide the story along. I found Ella’s ‘mischievous side’ a bit far-fetched. Why wasn’t she more afraid and cautious in this house of her sister’s so-called murderer? The story was interesting and had a lot of intrigue. I found myself drawn to Lord Sedgewick and was eager to learn if he was actually a murderer, nor not…


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