I received this book free from the publisher
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 1, 2017)
About this book:Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.
Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails.
As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone—even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.
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Meet the author - Lydia KangLydia Kang is a physician and author of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and currently lives in the midwest, where she continues to practice internal medicine.
What did I think about this book:I enjoyed reading this book which also happens to be the first book I have read by her. Her attention to detail came out in her writing style and her historical tidbits that came out. I liked the mystery as well as the historical part of this book. Allene really got into trying to decided if the deaths were all related to the flu or something else. I enjoyed following along with her as she tried to figure things out. Of course the character was smarter than me as I did not figure things out as well as she did. I thought all the characters were well developed, the scenes well described and the writing style flowing. All the makings of a good book. I will be watching for more books by Lydia and hope this book will be the start of a series.
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Monday, August 7th: Write Read Life
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Monday, August 21st: Just Commonly
Tuesday, August 22nd: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, August 23rd: Mama Vicky Says
Thursday, August 24th: Just One More Chapter
Friday, August 25th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, August 29th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, September 22nd: Writer Unboxed – author guest post