Oh, oh my. I don’t know how to review this one. I read it at night before bed, so I didn’t make many notes while reading. After reading The Night Ship and falling absolutely in love, I’ve made Kidd one of the authors I’m clearing the back catalog of this year. This is well reviewed; sadly, I don’t have much to add to the conversation.
Bridie is a remarkable character, and it would be nice to see her in more books because she just doesn’t want to let go. Seriously, she should get a series. Her curiosity and know-how would make her the perfect star in more novels. This is unique. It’s a bit out there, works wonderfully, and I need more. Next up will be Himself. Very well done!
About the Book
Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors in this age of discovery.
Winding her way through the sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing secrets about her past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot-tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where nothing is quite what it seems.