In 1890, a young naked woman is found bruised and battered in East London by Sarah, Hugh and Mick. They all work for the local tabloid newspaper, the Daily World. Sarah is a photographer. Lord Hugh is a reporter. Mick is an orphaned fourteen-year-old investigator. When the woman suddenly gasps for breath, the game is afoot for these former private detectives in the Woman in the Veil.
The naked woman has amnesia. Three sets of people claim her as a relative. Which, if any, are correct?
Everyone involved—perps, victims, and investigators—has a large backstory with many gaping holes to be filled. Sarah, Hugh, and Mick also have three previous book plots to relay to the reader. That makes this tale very sub-plot heavy. However, the author manages to insert some intense atmospheric foggy, murky setting in the book as well.
The Woman in the Veil is a twisty page-turner where no one is who they appear and everyone is hiding something. It’s recommended for readers of historical mysteries. 3.5 stars!
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.