Atmospheric, romantic, suspenseful, and filled with supernatural detail that is sometimes spine chilling...this historical mystery has it all.
Ellie Winter is a psychic medium who is so real she jumps off the page. Flawed, slightly broken, and lonely her emotion becomes yours as you read.
Ellie's life hasn't been easy. Growing up in war torn England in the early twentieth century was hard, being a girl that could see the dead was even harder. She never connected with anyone until she met another medium, Gloria. Gloria leads her into the wonderful world of the 1920's London flapper. Elegant, bawdy, fun and intoxicating Ellie has never experienced anything like it. But it's over far too fast after Gloria and Ellie have a falling out.
It's been a couple years since they were friends but suddenly Ellie learns that Gloria is dead. Ellie needs to find out what happened. She dives into the mystery, needing to know who killed her friend and rival.
She joins forces with war-torn veteran James Hawley to search for the truth. They seem like an awkward pair but the chemistry is unmistakable.
What they uncover is a mess of lies, betrayal, conspiracy, and pain that leaves them both in the line of fire.
I couldn't put this book down. I look forward to reading more from Simone St. James.
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.
Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.
As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it...