Another brilliant instalment in the series.
The story kicks off with a bang when Hugh's half-sister is murdered and he is named number one suspect. Audrey investigates to clear his name leading to family secrets being exposed and life-changing consequences for Hugh that I didn't see coming. Audrey's husband has also made some shocking plans for their future and I couldn't help but feel sorry for Audrey although I suspect things will somehow, work out alright in the end.
Audrey and Hugh's relationship moves forward a little bit in this book. They can't be together because she is married but at the same time, neither of the two can stay away from the other for very long.
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. It is fast-paced, and angsty, with plenty of twists and no end of suspects. I liked the surprising nature of the first crime when the killer used smoke as a distraction technique at the ball. It was unusual and unique which made the scene that bit more intriguing and dramatic.