I’m so glad to finally finish this review. It’s been on my list for so long. I’ve really looked forward to reading Emily’s Lair, but life has been crazy. But let’s review it. Thanks again to the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
While investigating a series of murders, Detective Will Heller meets Emily Kostova. He believes that her knowledge of the White Chapel Murders could help him find the killer. Will then learns of Liesbeth Janssen, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. Throughout their discussions Will falls for Emily. But she seems to have some secrets of her own.
My Thouhgts on EMily’s Lair
Emily’s Lair is action packed. The beginning starts off running and it doesn’t slow down. And you know me. I love a good dual timeline story and this gives me that. It jumps back and forth between the present day and the shockingly similar seventeenth century murders. It adds so much depth to the story.
Another thing that stood out was the author’s writing style. It was so vivid and descriptive. I felt like I was living in this world with them. And if I did, I promise you I would visit Emily’s bookshop daily. It sounded wonderful.
The only thing that mildly disappointed me was the lack of suspense. I pretty much knew from the beginning who was responsible for the murders, which made Will’s actions a little frustrating. But it was still fun to watch him uncover the evidence. There was one plot twist that upped the stakes a little bit and I appreciated that.
And finally, it ended on a cliffhanger. And I know some people love that. I can’t remember if Emily’s Lair is the start of a series or not. But I hope it is. I’m so invested in these characters and I need answers. I would definitely read the next book. And even though I’m not the biggest fan of cliffhangers, this one made my heart stop a little. All of the suspense that I had missed came rushing in.
Overall, Emily’s Lair was an addictive, fast paced read. If you want to escape, give this one a try. And if you love book stores just read it for the description of Emily’s bookshop. It sounds magical.
My Rating: 3/5