𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕃𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕠𝕟 𝕊é𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕊𝕠𝕔𝕚𝕖𝕥𝕪
Leena vows to find out who killed her sister, and she does that by becoming a student of Vaudeline D’Allaire, a spiritualist who performs seances to help bring justice to the murdered. Leena’s sister studied under her before her death, bringing the story full circle.
I love this book! It deals with death, the paranormal, woman’s oppression, intelligent women, a mystery, and some sly characters. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen when I picked up the book. Were Vaudeline’s seances real? What really happened to Leena’s sister? What the heck was she up to before her death?
I love the whole spiritualist aspect of the story. It also hits on the issue of fake seances, which were common in 1873. These imposters used a few tricks and made some easy money. In this story, they take it even further.
There was a group of men who belonged to London’s Seance Society. As I read about their building and surrounding property, the images in my head were eerie and fascinating. This society was elusive and exclusive. Women were not allowed on the premises. It was exciting when some still managed to find their way in. I was rooting for the female characters of this story throughout the book.
The men infuriated me, and that feeling worsened as the book continued. Although common then, their behavior and thoughts about women burned me up. Thank goodness times have changed!
The plot was mysterious, the setting authentic, and the ending surprising. I thoroughly enjoyed The London Seance Society.
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing this ebook for me to read and review.
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