Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a seance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah accompanies her and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie-convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another seance.
Only this time, one of the attendees doesn’t succeed in speaking to the dead-she joins them. Now, it’s up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal-by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.
Another great installment of the Gaslight Mystery series! I honestly am going to be so sad when I finish the last book😭
This whodunnit had a great cast of characters, similar to an Agatha Christie mystery, and I had a fun time going back and forth on guessing who the guilty party was. Throw in some Victorian seances (in the pitch dark, no less!) and this made for one fascinating read.
It was a little repetitious at parts which is really the only reason I didn’t give it a full 5 stars. As always, Victoria Thompson does a great job of developing the characters and having the reader get to know them a bit better. I love where these relationships are headed and can’t wait to see what comes next.