Metzger cleverly blends paranormal elements into a murder mystery/romance that will delight her longtime Regency readership. While not as emotional as
The Hourglass, this is still a highly satisfying novel.
Like all the Royce men, Lord Rex has a gift for knowing when someone is telling the truth by the color of their auras. He puts his talent to use as one of the Crown's interrogators. Now, he's asked
to prove a young woman's innocence.
Amanda Carville has been charged with her stepfather's murder and incarcerated in the depths of Newgate when he finds her. To save her from death Rex abducts her and takes her to his mother's townhouse. One look at Amanda and Rex knows she's innocent. But then who murdered Sir Frederick, and why? The investigation leads throughout London and tests Rex's skills, but it's Amanda who tests his resolve to never fall in love. (Signet Eclipse, Sep., 300 pp., $6.99)