Sebastian Gage returns home to battle the ghosts of his past and prevent them from destroying his future with Kiera in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series.July 1831. It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go.All is not well at Langstone Manor. Gage's grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock, is gravely ill, and Gage's cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred's disappearance. And when Alfred's brother Rory goes missing, Kiera and Gage must concede he may be right. Now, they must face the ghosts of Gage's past, discover the truth behind the local superstitions, and see beyond the tricks being played by their very own eyes to expose what has happened to Gage's family before the moors claim yet another victim......
|Title||:||A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6)|
|Number of Pages||:||383 pages|
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A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6) Reviews
I really enjoyed the mystery in this one. It was full of questions and misdirection as they try to discover if there really is a "family curse" that goes back for generations.
Gage and Kiera are called back to Gage's childhood home when his grandfather asks them to come find out what happened to his missing heir Albert. Poor Gage hasn't been back for 15 years since his mother's funeral. And these people he calls family are a very nasty lot.
Gage hasn't been very open with his wife about his past. ...more
suspense, romance = good ingredients to have a good read on a gloomy and rainy belgian sunday - always a pleasure to have gage and keira back
"Its never easy to confront the demons of our past." (quote from the book)
A Brush with Shadows opens in July 1831 in Dartmoor, England at the ancestral home of Sebastian Gage's mother. The title is very apt and very telling.
"As beautiful as the landscape was purported to be, it was also treacherous, and this home had taken on many of the same characteristics." (quote from the book)
Right from the start, you are drawn in as the mysteries and atmosphere of Gage's family and the moors themselves wea ...more
A Brush with Shadows is the sixth book in the Lady Darby series. In this installment, Kiera and Gage travel to Dartmoor to investigate the disappearance of Gage's cousin, Alfred. Kiera and the readers get to meet many new characters, Sebastian's maternal relatives, including his grandfather and see the place where Gage spent most of his childhood. The book started a little slow and it took me a while to get into the story but once it picked up I was absorbed in the mystery and really enjoyed it. ...more
This one started out super slow for me. I remember thinking at around the 40% mark that perhaps I should let it go.... Then it got interesting all of a sudden. This was a tough read as I adore Gage and revisiting his past with his family was hurtful. My heart ached for the treatment he received from his family. The mystery, was interesting but not in the way of murder initially, more like town mysteries, family secrets and such. My eyebrows touched multiple times trying to piece it all together. ...more
Lady Darby a.k.a. Kiera Gage and her husband Sebastian Gage return to Sebastian's childhood home, Langstone Manor, at the request of his grandfather, Viscount Tavistock, to investigate the disappearance of his cousin Alfred. His family hinders their investigation from the start by either withholding information or misleading them so what should have been an easy inquiry turns in to much more that...
I enjoyed the story but I don't think the author used the Moors and the family curse to its full p ...more
Mysterious landscapes! Pasts and present collide!
What a dynamic duo! Sebastian Gage and his wife, Lady Kiera Darby. As they move forward in their life together Sebastian is called back to the family estate, Langstone Manor, deep in the landscape of Dartmoor. His father is still his supercilious self, as we see from his letters.
We learn the story of Gage's upbringing. We meet his truculent and now deathly ill grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock. We come to know about his cousins Alfred and Roland ...more
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.
At the end of As Death Draws Near, the fifth book in Anna Lee Huber’s series of historical mysteries, the recently-wed Lady Darby and her husband, private enquiry agent Sebastian Gage, were urgently summoned to England – specifically, to Gage’s family home at Langstone Manor in Dartmoor. Gage’s cousin, Alfred, heir to their grandfather, Viscount Tavistock, has gone missing, and the elderly and ailing viscount wants Gage to find him.