City of Secrets

City of Secrets Review

Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all. So far, Elizabeth’s only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight. Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune. Soon after his death, her pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her. Before she knew it, he had engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Less than nine months later, Endicott is also dead in a somewhat less tragic and even more suspicious accident.

Priscilla confides to Elizabeth that she had understood Endicott was wealthy in his own right, and she had brought a sizeable fortune to the marriage as well. Now her banker is telling her she has hardly any money left and that her house has been mortgaged. The banker has hinted at a scandal that could damage the family’s reputation and her daughters’ future prospects. Fearing destructive gossip, Priscilla doesn’t know whom to trust.

Elizabeth discovers some unsavory evidence that seems to point to the possibility that Endicott’s death may have been connected to blackmail. To save her new friend’s future, Elizabeth must use her special set of skills to find the truth.

Title:City of Secrets
Edition Language:English

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  • Holly  B

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it.Elizabeth Miles was m...

  • Berit???

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my!A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only “friend” is Priscilla Knight, who...

  • Melisa

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gasli...

  • Celia

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrat...

  • Kate Baxter

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlest...

  • Mark Baker

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that in...

  • Betty

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with r...

  • Sara Smith

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher.I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and ha...

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    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci...City of SecretsCounterfeit Lady Book #2By Victoria ThompsonISBN# 9780451491619Author’s website: Victoriathompson.comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Syn...