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REVIEW: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn #bravethebacklst @berkleypub @deannaraybourn

A Treacherous Curse 
by Deanna Raybourn 

Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: January 16, 2018
308 Pages
Series: Veronica Speedwell #3
Genre: Historical Fiction

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker.

His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past.

Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .

My Review:

It's SO good to be back in Speedwell's world.  I've missed the banter between her and Stoker and ALL HER SASS!  With the upcoming new release of book 5, I knew I needed to tear through books 3 and 4 - I'm actually mad I've waited this long to get back to the year 1888.

And blessed be, we finally get into the nitty gritty of Stoker and figure out what happened in his past.  Grrr - now I want to hit a bitch but heyyyyyyyyy now.  That's what Veronica is there for. *wink*   Also can I just say I'm happy to see a couple new characters that I hope show up later in the series.  What fun to bring Egyptian artifacts into this new journey they are on.  How does Stoker brace himself to confront his past?  Let the games begin!  

Look, this series brought me a love for historical fiction.  The characters are fun.  There's levity with the sassiness and exuberance that is Veronica Speedwell.  The burliness of Stoker who is just a big teddy bear inside.  And all the fun of them solving another mystery.

While I do think for the sake of the main plot, these can be read individually.  HOWEVER, to really get a feel of the characters and how they grow, starting at book one is probably the best way to go as later books will spoil the earlier ones.  Either way, happy reading and enjoy this series.


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