THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS, by Tasha Alexander
The story shifts in chapters from Lady Emily's investigation to the tale of the very odd Estella and her endless foreign adventures. The format is a departure for the series, and it seems to work nicely; in essence, you have two tales unfolding in parallel, and I'm hard pressed to decide which was more interesting. As an unfolding psychological portrait, Estella Lamar can't be beat. As a murder mystery, the tale is interesting, but Estella really takes the novel over. As always, Lady Emily and her Edwardian world of glamor and entitlement - to say nothing of her sexy husband - will sweep you up. Best read in order, although you could do this as a stand-alone. It's a 4.
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