Title and Author: Double Crossinf by Meg Mims
Publication Date: August 9th, 2011
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery/Suspense
A murder arranged as a suicide … a missing deed … and a bereft daughter whose sheltered world is shattered.
August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed -- both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey.
As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust—the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price.
Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?
I received Double Crossing from the author in exchange of an honest review and I really did enjoy this story.
It had been a while since I had last read a historical fiction book but this one was able to keep me interested.
After Lily gives her father a message from her uncle about a mine in California, he shows up dead and she is certain his lawyer – a man she never trusted – is to blame. He is sure the man is interested in deed for the mine in California. Lily decides she needs to get to California to her uncle’s so she can avenge her father’s death. Unfortunately, her aunt shows up to make her life miserable and there’s someone following her!
During her travels she meets a girl name Kate who she befriends and hires a man named Ace Diamond who appears a ruffian.
I really liked the characters in this book. They were believable and it was easy to see why Lily acted why she did. I enjoyed the fact she was focused and knew what she wanted.
Ace was very interesting as well, especially because he is so mysterious at first.
Another thing I enjoyed about this book was the mystery and suspense. It was well written and made me want to discover exactly what was happening.
The blossoming romance between Lily and Ace was very interesting to read about as well.
All in all this is a very interesting and well-written book. The ending leads you to believe there will be a second book, which is great.
If you like Mystery, Suspense and historical fiction this book might be for you.
Rating: Somewhere between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)
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