A Twisted Vengeance (Kate Clifford #2) by Candace Robb

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Read A Twisted Vengeance (Kate Clifford #2) Online Free - 1399. York is preparing for civil war, teeming with knights and their armed retainers summoned for the city’s defense. Henry of Lancaster is rumored to have landed on the northeast coast of England, not so far from York, intent on reclaiming his inheritance—an inheritance which his cousin, King Richard, has declared forfeit.

With the city unsettled and rife with rumors, Eleanor Clifford’s abrupt return to York upon the mysterious death of her husband in Strasbourg is met with suspicion in the city. Her daughter Kate is determined to keep her distance, but it will not be easy—Eleanor has settled next door with the intention of establishing a house of beguines, or poor sisters. When one of the beguines is set upon in the night by an intruder, Kate knows that for the sake of her own reputation and the safety of her young wards she must investigate.

From the first, Eleanor is clearly frightened yet maintains a stubborn silence. The brutal murder of one of Eleanor’s servants leads Kate to suspect that her mother’s troubles have followed her from Strasbourg. Is she secretly involved in the political upheaval? When one of her wards is frightened by a too-curious stranger, Kate is desperate to draw her mother out of her silence before tragedy strikes her own household.

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booksofallkinds rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

**RATING 4.5** REVIEW OF BOOK ONE AND BOOK TWO TOGETHER! While I do enjoy reading historical novels, historical mysteries is not a genre that I have much experience of, but I am so glad that I picked up the Kate Clifford series as they really are so descriptive and engrossing. Having devoured the f...

Marlene rated it ★★★★★

May 26, 2017

Originally published at Reading Reality In yesterday’s review, I noted that one of the things that historical mysteries often have in common is that they are set in times of great political upheaval. And so it proves with A Twisted Vengeance, the second book in Candace Robb’s Kate Clifford series,...

Patty rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2017

This is the second book in the Kate Clifford series and I must admit that I really like this character. This second book picks up where the first book left off – our heroine is trying to keep her family save and to save enough money to pay off her deceased husband’s debts. Her mother had just ret...

Janet rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2017

Not as strong as the previous entry in this series due to too many characters, too much walking around holding short conversations. But still a decent mystery and interesting historical setting make it a better than average read

Susan rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2017

To start with, Candace Robb really knows York. If time travel existed, she could go back to this period and feel right at home. That comes through to the reader in this book. In this, the second in this series, Kate Clifford's world is shaken up when her mother returns and moves in next door alon...

Jenny rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2017

I really enjoy Candace Robb's historical mysteries and this one is no exception. Set against a background of looming civil war, her heroine Kate Clifford has to unravel why her mother - newly returned from the Continent - refuses to acknowledge what might lie behind her servants mysterious deaths...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

I did like the previous novel slightly better than this second entry and do recommend you read the books in order but if you have any interest in historical fiction, this is a series not to pass by. Scandals and betrayals on top of political unrest make for a deeply complex mystery with layers and...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

May 07, 2017

1399 and a civil war looms. With the widow Catherine Clifford wondering at the secrets her mother, Eleanor has with her abrupt arrival in York. While living next door to Catherine, one of Eleanor's beguines or poor sisters is attacked. But this is just the start. I enjoyed the mystery and the hist...

Cindy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 25, 2017

I really like Kate (and the rest of her household, especially the dogs), and the story was well-plotted, but this time period is just not my cup of tea. All the intrigue and unrest is kind of exhausting, even just to read about, and really confusing. I suppose if I understood more about the histo...

Veronica rated it ★★★☆☆

August 08, 2017

I enjoyed this novel but once again the beginning is slow to start. The characters are all great but I found the story confusing with all the names tossed in. The plot moves fairly quickly once the story gets going. I do enjoy a strong female protagonist!

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