Wow, this book was so full of things happening, and I loved it! This is a historical mystery follows Lena Aldridge, a young nightclub singer. When her boss is poisoned and dies in front of her, and it looks like she could have done it. As she travels from London to New York City, she tries to figure out who is the actual murderer.
I really enjoyed Lena’s characters. She’s strong and determined, and she isn’t going to let things get in her way. I loved her! There are quite a few other fun characters throughout the story. It’s a who-dun-it style story that mystery readers are going to love!
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The glittering RMS Queen Mary. A nightclub singer on the run. An aristocratic family with secrets worth killing for.
London, 1936. Lena Aldridge wonders if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn’t worked out. Instead, she’s stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho, and her married lover has just left her. But Lena has always had a complicated life, one shrouded in mystery as a mixed-race girl passing for white in a city unforgiving of her true racial heritage.
She’s feeling utterly hopeless until a stranger offers her the chance of a lifetime: a starring role on Broadway and a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary bound for New York. After a murder at the club, the timing couldn’t be better, and Lena jumps at the chance to escape England. But death follows her onboard when an obscenely wealthy family draws her into their fold just as one among them is killed in a chillingly familiar way. As Lena navigates the Abernathy’s increasingly bizarre family dynamic, she realizes that her greatest performance won’t be for an audience, but for her life.
With seductive glamor, simmering family drama, and dizzying twists, Louise Hare makes her beguiling US debut.
Just the Facts:
Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: July 5, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.