How can one rationalize with an irrational person?
It is of course pure folly or just ego thinking that they are so wise as to control everything or everyone with a word spoken in good faith. There is no such thing as good in Diana and her brother Antony knows that and yet he continues trying to negotiate with this demented woman intent on retribution or perhaps just a diabolical scheme which could leave so many lives in ruin.
We thought for sure we had seen the last of Diana in the Salt Bride, well at least we hoped. Here is a woman pure evil incarnate. Of course this is a sick mind, but because of her great intelligence she is even more dangerous. Diana is capable of the most unspeakable horrors with no remorse, she has no conscience. Diana is convince she is the rightful partner to the Earl – Magnus Salt and has no compunction to clearing the path to her station.
Most disturbing is how she pulls off an amazing facade of normalcy in polite society. Or is it just that no one believes this woman intent on hurting innocents could be hiding insanity. There's a well-kept secret that in the end will make it difficult to stop Diana's plans.
Evil and demented with no conscience Diana seems to be winning. Even a gated secured guarded house is no match. They are on alert for the next breach of security knowing it could very well have tragic consequences. Time is running out.
This is supposed to be the love story of Caroline and Antony whose reunion has been years in the making. Both have had to overcome hardship and unhappiness to reach this point in a relationship that defies the odds. Truly love conquers all mentality. But their lives have to take a back seat to the ongoing threats of Antony’s sister.
Lucinda Brant weaves a rather terrifying tale of the darkest deception planned to the most minor detail and brilliantly has us uncovering the plot right along with the characters. She keeps the reader totally immersed in the story. The first book in this series, The Salt Bride, introduced these amazing characters and gave insight into what makes them tick. And then just when you feel it's safe to resurface Brant gives you this chilling story that mixes insanity with brilliance, a deadly combination.
This could very well be Brant’s best to date and is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats, turning pages and shaking your heads. Salt Redux is assuredly going to make new Brant fans. The writing is crisp and lively, the angst is palatable and the characters are amazingly flawed and intriguing. What do you get when you mix madness with intelligence? You get a bomb just waiting to ignite. That's what Diana St. John is, a walking time bomb and it’s only a matter of time when the fuse will be lit and all hell will break loose. This is the dilemma faced by Salt and Anthony. How to defuse this bomb with as little collateral damage as possible - if that even is possible.
Salt Redux totally stands on its own but I would be remiss in not suggesting the original tale involving these characters which was an equally amazing, riveting and extraordinary historical romance at its very best.
Jane and Salt: Four years of Happily Ever After
Sir Antony Templestowe: Four years of Exile
Lady Caroline: Four years of Heartache
Diana St. John: Four years plotting Revenge
The time has come...
How does a brother cope with life knowing his sister is a murderess?
How can a nobleman have the life he has always wanted when a lurking evil consumes his thoughts and haunts his dreams?
What will it take for good to triumph over evil?