Welcome to the Blog Tour for Children of the Shadows by Erica Vetsch, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Children of the Shadows
Series: Thorndike & Swann Regency Mysteries #3
Author: Erica Vetsch
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: October 23, 2023
Genre: Christian Regency Mystery
Detective Daniel Swann and debutante Juliette Thorndike once again team up to solve a dangerous mystery–while trying to keep their growing romance secret.
Someone is preying upon the street children of Regency London. They seem to think no one will notice when urchins go missing–and even if they are noticed, who will care?
Daniel needs to do something about the missing children. But with recent revelations about his past and an unexpected, somewhat unwelcome inheritance to deal with, this is a terrible time to dive back into the seedy underbelly of the crime world. Nevertheless, he’s still a Bow Street runner, and his partner Lady Juliette is sensitive to the plight of these wayward youngsters. They’re on the case, searching shadowed alleys and coal-drenched streets to find the missing.
But the tangle of expectation and the dynamics of power cannot be easily ignored, even if there are children in danger. When Daniel’s past threatens to overwhelm his future, he will need a miracle and the help of his friends to both apprehend the villain and unravel his tangled family web. And it may be that his new responsibilities demand that he leave the children of the shadows to their terrible fate–or lose everything.
Erica Vetsch’s popular Regency mystery series concludes with a bang, sure to satisfy readers who have hung on every page since book one.
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In My Opinion
Children of the Shadows by Erica Vetsch is the third and final book in the Thorndike and Swann series and exceeded every expectation I had of this story.
While you will not be lost if you have not read the previous books in the series, you will have a better understanding of Juliette and Daniel’s relationship if you do read those first. And if you’d really like to dive deep into the secondary characters (namely the Duke of Haverly and his wife), then Vetsch’s Serendipity & Secrets series is a must-read.
However, if your tbr is as large as mine and you don’t have the space to read the other books right now, Children of the Shadows is an engaging read with lots of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. Vetsch balances the mystery, romance, and personal lives of her characters so well, I wanted everything to work out for Juliette and Daniel.
This story had everything I want in a series finale with all of the threads tied up well and an ending that not only satisfied but left me with a smile on my face.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Connect with Erica by visiting ericavetsch.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.
(1) winner will win a complete paperback set of the Thorndike and Swann series, and a $10 amazon gift card
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 23, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 30, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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