Title: Jessica Estevao
Series: Book Two in the A Change of Fortune Series
Published By: Berkley Books (September 19, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Historical Mystery/Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
The latest in a dazzling new historical mystery series featuring Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past who suddenly finds her future most uncertain…
Partially reformed con artist Ruby Proulx is starting to feel at home in her aunt’s seaside hotel. She loves the feeling of being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps her aunt keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel’s metaphysically inclined guests.
When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a month-long stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expand outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to work for a woman’s right to vote. But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia’s appearance in Old Orchard. When her body is found floating in the saltwater plunge pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to solve the murder, and in the process learns that Sophronia was hiding some secrets of her own.
I was eagerly awaiting the release to the sequel Whispers Beyond the Veil. Having loved Estevao's debut historical mystery, I couldn't wait for more.
I can say with absolutely conviction the Whispers of Warning was everything I was hoping it would be. A touch of mystery. A hint of danger, and the historical feel that I most certainly crave with a slight edge of the paranormal to really keep things interesting.
I plowed through this faster than I did the first and soaked up every atmospheric line and page. It truly was such a delight and unlike most mysteries I read, one that truly kept me on my toes and guessing right up to the reveal of whodunnit.
Estevao once again impressed me with her beautiful prose, wonderful seaside setting and her way of weaving accurate historical detail in with the fiction and paranormal that I so dearly crave. I couldn’t of been happier or more satisfied with how it all came together. My only regret, is that it will be a very long wait until Ruby's next adventure.
*All thoughts and opinion are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*