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An Unpardonable Sin?
England, 1919. Verity Kent’s grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity’s first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too much—including the fact that during the war, Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew.
Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney’s fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets—along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined—and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It’s a truth that could set her free—or draw her ever deeper into his deception . . .
|Title||:||This Side of Murder (Verity Kent, #1)|
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September 29, 2017
AN EXCERPT: 'You might question whether this is all a ruse, whether I truly have anything to reveal. But I know what kind of work you really did during the war. I know the secrets you hide. Why shouldn't I also know your husband's?'
THE BLURB: The Great War is over, but in this captivating new ser...
October 17, 2017
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so 4.5 stars
With two series of historical mysteries already on the go – Lady Darby and Gothic Myths – Anna Lee Huber jumps into her new Verity Kent series with This Side of Murder, a smashing and engrossing tale of deceit, murder and betrayal set just after Worl...
September 16, 2017
This Side of Murder is a cleverly written and highly entertaining tale. When I started reading, my initial thought was that the story reminded me a fair amount of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. People assemble at a remote house, and then they start dying. While the stories begin simi...
November 09, 2017
Let me start out with, I love Anna Lee Huber as an author. Her Lady Darby series is a favorite of mine. I also do like the character Verity Kent. She's created an extremely interesting, multifaceted, and strong female heroine in Verity. The story itself was a great classic British murder mystery...
October 26, 2017
I first noticed this author's regency era mysteries and they seemed good. Then I noticed that she was starting a whole new series of historical mysteries and they were to be set post WWI with a clever former Secret Service heroine. Immediately, I chose to go with the shiny new series though after...
June 13, 2017
This Side of Murder is everything a mystery should be: suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written, with rich historical detail and a heroine you really want to cheer for. I enjoyed every page, and I can't wait to see more of Verity Kent!
September 26, 2017
Fun, “Clue” style mystery where characters are housed up together and slowly start to die off. You try to figure who’s responsible from the hints revealed, but they can be misleading!
Verity is a Great War widow who is still grieving and trying to move past her losses as the country is beginning...
January 21, 2018
Verity Kent showed promise as a lead character and her journey as a recovering widow in the aftermath of WW1 also had a lot of potential. I didn't even mind the somewhat slow start. However, a plot twist at over the halfway mark ultimately spoiled this series for me and I find I'm not r...
December 14, 2017
As many of you know, I binge read almost all of Anna Lee Huber’s books this year. I love the Lady Darby books and I also loved her Gothic Myths book as well!
Huber rapidly became a favorite author of mine and I was eager to read her latest book series about Verity Kent. I saw a lot of this book on...
August 27, 2017
As a first book in the series, and as an arc before publication, I think this was quite a solid beginning. It certainly had me guessing and I suspected everyone at various points, so from that point of view, it was absolutely solid.
A few things that niggled at me where the overly detailled descr...