#Review: The Locksmith's Daughter by Karen Brooks @KarenBrooksAU @WmMorrowBooks @HarperCollins #TheLocksmithsDaughter #Edelweiss
Release date - 31st July 2018
Book length - 576 pages
Publisher - William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Harper Collins for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Edelweiss.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Queen Elizabeth's England, where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear.
Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London's most ingenious locksmith. She has apprenticed with her father since childhood, and there is no lock too elaborate for her to crack. After scandal destroys her reputation, Mallory has returned to her father's home and lives almost as a recluse, ignoring the whispers and gossip of their neighbors. But Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's spymaster and a frequent client of Mallory's father, draws her into his world of danger and deception. For the locksmith's daughter is not only good at cracking locks, she also has a talent for codes, spycraft, and intrigue. With Mallory by Sir Francis’s side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery.
But Mallory's loyalty wavers when she witnesses the brutal and bloody public execution of three Jesuit priests and realizes the human cost of her espionage. And later, when she discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she is forced to choose between her country and her heart.
Once Sir Francis's greatest asset, Mallory is fast becoming his worst threat—and there is only one way the Queen’s master spy deals with his enemies…
THE LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER by Karen Brooks is a richly detailed, historical drama with a main character that will suck you into the story from the very beginning.
Mallory Bright is very different from other young ladies of her time. When scandal destroys her good name, this intelligent, quick, and skillful young woman returns to her father and soon finds herself drawn into a world of subterfuge, intrigue, and danger at the side of Sir Francis Walsingham who works for the Queen. Set during a time of religious upheaval, Mallory soon witnesses the aftermath of her actions as a spy and struggles with the blood on her hands, and when she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the realm, Mallory will be thrust into danger like never before.
The settings and life of Elizabethan England bursts to life in this excellently detailed historical fiction novel that has action and drama around every corner. While the story starts off a little slow, it was not long before I was completely caught up in this fascinating world and could not put this book down. I loved learning about the intricate art of being a locksmith, and Mallory really is a strong, capable character that is worth reading about.
THE LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER by Karen Brooks is an excellent historical novel that has something for everyone and I look forward to reading more from this talented author.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Website - karenrbrooks.com
Twitter - twitter.com/KarenBrooksAU
Facebook - www.facebook.com/KarenBrooksAuthor/
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