The Pleasure Trap
From childhood, Eve Dearing has been haunted by her mother’s death. She and her mother shared the gift of “sight,” but Eve has always tried to hide it. Eve grows up to become an accomplished writer of gothic novels in Regency England. Ash Dennison, once an officer for Wellington, wants peace in his life. When a newspaper publishes stories stating his brother’s accidental drowning was actually murder, Ash rushes to reveal the author. At a writer’s symposium Ash meets Eve and suspects her of penning this and more accusations of local “accidents” that aren’t what they seem. Eve is innocent, but through her sight she begins to read the real killer’s thoughts and discovers her own mother was murdered. She and Ash are drawn together in love and the quest to stop this furious maniac, who is tied to both their pasts and out for revenge.
The romance starts out contrived but gets better. The mystery is interesting, and most won’t know who the killer is until near the end. A good escapist read.