My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a big fan of historical fiction, I knew right away that I will love this book. However, I was very surprised by Catherine’s courage and fearfulness.
After fifteen years and loveless and childless marriage, Catherine decided to leave her husband and moved out of Carlisle’s mansion that she is sharing with her husband, his sister Isobel and her secretary Marie. But in order to move out, Cat needs to save money first, and that’s when her late father’s friend comes in. Reginald asks her to deliver sealed envelopes in certain locations in exchange for a generous fee. Next, she is asked to switch the documents that are in her husband possession. All the tasks seem to be harmless until her husband is found dead in his study. Now, that Reginald is out of reach, Catherine needs to find the way to clear her name without revealing her little spy secret.
The Silent Woman is alluring and delightful read that I couldn’t put down. Gripped from the start, Catherine’s life is captivating, that you won’t want to miss. However, her’s is not the only story that needs your attention. Every character, Isobel, Annie, Marie, Blackie, Thomas and Marlena X, have little secrets that worth finding out. I hope this is the beginning of a long-running series as Catherine is a very well crafted character and the mystery worked well with lots of twists and turns. My thanks to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review. Terry Lynn Thomas is definitely on my radar for future reads.