Lately, I have been on a thriller kick. I decided that instead of a crime mystery I would try something else. This book did not disappoint, and it even satisfied the thriller kick I’ve been on, but with a refreshing twist on thrillers.
I found myself engrossed in this book from the very beginning. The characters were very engaging and I found myself connecting with them right off the bat. The author of this book weaved the perfect mixture of mystery and romance, adding twists at the perfect time to stir the pot. I didn’t know who to trust in this novel, and I tried not to trust anyone until Rebecca figured out the mystery of the identity theft and the mysterious death. It was interesting that it was a historical fiction about identity theft-the fact that this must have been an issue even back then is fascinating.
Rebecca is the perfect main character. She is strong, confident, and independent. Her ideas on marriage in that time period were fascinating. To think that when a woman marries a man in this time period, she has to make sure he is a man of integrity because he literally owns everything from that point on! I’m glad the times have changed.
The historical element added a lot to this book-I always like escaping the busy time period we live in through a well-written historical fiction. Byrd added many details that made me feel like I was living in the time period after I had put the book down. I highly recommend this book and will definitely be looking for more books by Byrd! I give it 5 stars.