Book Review: Twilight at Moorington Cross

Twilight at Moorington Cross by Abigail Williams grabbed my attention from the first page.

After living at a mesmeric hospital and growing close to the doctor, Amelia was informed that she would inherit the entirety of the hospital—if she married one of the men stipulated in the will. The next morning, the doctor died in mysterious circumstances, and Amelia must grapple with her grief, her suitors, and a clues to a possible murder.

I have enjoyed all of Abigail Williams’ books this far, and this one is no exception. I love the mystery and intrigue, and the regency period is one of my favorite settings. The characters were entertaining and well-developed, though, perhaps, a little extreme. The forbidden romance kept me guessing as to how the characters would come together in the end.

I tried to unravel the mystery, but I couldn’t guess all of it. It reminded me of Agatha Christie’s novels.

I would rate the book around PG to PG-13 for cleanness. There were no intimate scenes beyond kissing, but it was clear that characters other than the main ones had been immoral “off screen.” The murder happened off screen as well, and the body was not described in much detail. The focus of the novel was the romance and the mystery, not the gore.

I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to fans of Agatha Christie and Julie Klassen.

I received a complementary copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for sharing them.

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