The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

The Illusionist_s Apprentice book cover

Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is eccentric with her preference for gentleman’s dress, her secluded lifestyle in a large mansion, and her popularity as an illusionist, trained by none other than Harry Houdini himself. She prefers to keep to herself, so when FBI agent Elliot Matthews starts to poke around her private life, she becomes quite annoyed. But as strange events began to occur and danger lurks behind the curtain, Wren and Elliot must form an unlikely team to combat the greater enemy.

Secrets and illusions abound in this interesting tale. I found the topic of vaudeville in the Roaring 20’s to be fascinating. I liked Wren instantly and only grew to love her as her secrets from her past were slowly revealed throughout the novel. Elliot too is a dashing hero and his ability to keep up with Wren’s writ is enjoyable. I liked how the author did not give away all the secrets of the characters’ pasts immediately but disclosed snippets as were necessary to the storyline. The book has great suspense and the villain is not readily apparent. Of course, any novel is made even better by such a gorgeous cover. I highly recommend this book!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


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