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Review: A Murderous Relation

Title: A Murderous Relation

Series: Veronica Speedwell #5

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Release Date: March 10, 2020

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break.Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible.Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them.

My Review: I loved this installment in the series! Although it could be read as a stand alone you would be missing out on a lot of back story and explanation so I highly recommend starting at the beginning! I love the characters in this series and this installment was no different. The sexual tension and connection between stoker and Veronica added a nice element to keep the story interesting. I also loved the uniqueness of the mystery and the way that it delved more into Veronica's past. It might read a little slower than the other books but I still enjoyed it just as much. I definitely recommend this series and starting with the first!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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