The World's Fair is nearing its end, but the danger in Chicago lingers.
It's mid-September of 1893, and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa has confided in only one friend. That is until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball.
Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society's restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe - even if he can never earn her affections.
Eloisa longs to feel normal again in the midst of the danger surrounding the Chicago World's Fair, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutantes have been accosted in the city by an assailant wielding a stiletto. As the danger in the city increases, and as Eloisa and Sean's romance blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come tumbling down?
Although I believe in God, the bringing him up repeatedly detracted from the book's flow.
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I really enjoyed this book and the series. Looking forward to reading the next book.
The voices of the readers were very engaging and the story line had some twists. I thought the romance of the characters was depicted in a fresh and appropriate manner. It is nice to listen to romance and mystery without having any provocative descriptions and distasteful language👍🏼
exciting mystery crossing society lines murder who done it the reader not boring I highly recommend
Deception on Stable Hill was a good story filled with suspense romance and engaging chracters. Can't wait to read more from Shelly Shepard Gary.