Author: Abigail Wilson
Genre: Regency Romance
Croft Towers holds more than its share of secrets . . . and Sybil is determined to uncover them all.
When Sybil Delafield’s coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil’s arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of night, imploring her to relay messages to town that are to stay hidden from the rest of the family. Who exactly is she working for and what do the messages contain?
When fellow passengers of the robbed coach are later murdered, Sybil’s hunt for the truth takes on a new urgency. The only person she can rely on is Mr. Sinclair, Mrs. Chalcroft’s godson, but under all his charms he too leads a double life. Sybil must decide if he is the one honest voice she can trust, or if he is simply using her for his own advances.
With murderers, smugglers, and spies on the loose, nothing—and no one—in Regency England is what they claim. Can Sybil even trust what she knows about herself?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
In the Shadows of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson is an incredible debut book and kept me up until the wee hours. Ms. Wilson has made it to my list of favourite authors.
Everyone in this cast of characters seems to have a secret. Several times I thought I knew how the book was going to end. I was wrong each time. The writing is excellent!
Sybil Delafield is gutsy, determined and always seems to find herself in need of assistance. However, who can she trust in this tower where everyone seems to have a secret?
The only thing I found strange is that it is marketed as Christian fiction. While it is a clean read, there isn't anything overtly Christian about this book (hence the four stars). Nevertheless, I would recommend this to anyone who loves an excellent Gothic/Regency romance/mystery!