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Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark (Lady Anne Addison Mysteries #1) by Victoria Hamilton: A Book Review

Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark (Lady Anne Addison Mysteries #1)
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Release Date: 2019
Pages: 271
Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis: After receiving a distressing letter from a friend, Lady Anne Addison wastes no time in traveling to Yorkshire to offer whatever help she can. She has no idea what she’ll find there, but she certainly wasn’t expecting to be met by tales of a werewolf terrorizing the area—nor the dead body she discovers upon arriving. Driven by curiosity and a keen intelligence, Lady Anne dismisses the notion of such a beast, but she’s nonetheless drawn into the mysteries by the secrecy surrounding her friend and the infuriating yet enticing Lord Darkefell.

With a murderer on the loose and the supposed werewolf ravaging livestock and terrifying the locals, Lady Anne puts her reservations aside and joins forces with the seductive Darkefell to get to the bottom of things. And though his nearness is a tempting distraction, Lady Anne manages to uncover one clue after another, unraveling the mysteries and drawing ever closer to the killer, even while her true feelings for the enigmatic marquess elude her . . .

My Review: Lady Anne Addison receives a strange letter from her friend that a werewolf is haunting her town. Hearing this news, Anne rushes to her friend’s house to see if the rumors are true. When she arrives, she meets the lord of the estate, Darkfell. Anne finds him to be very haughty and dislikes him immediately. As she investigates the werewolf case, Anne finds herself slowly falling in love with Lord Darkfell.

This novel reminds me of Pride and Prejudice but adds a mysterious twist to the tale. I find Anne to be a very likable character. She is a highly intelligent woman that relies on her wits to solve a case. She is also very unconventional and spirited. She breaks many stereotypes of a typical Regency woman. I love her relationship with Lord Darkfell. Lord Darkfell is dark, brooding, and mysterious. He admires Anne’s audacious spirit and cannot help falling in love with her. I find their interactions to be very humorous, and I could not stop rooting for them. 

Overall, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark was a fun novel that had an enemies to lovers plot line set in a creepy atmosphere. The characters seem very realistic. The story kept me guessing. However, the only downfall was that it ended in a cliffhanger and the mystery was not resolved forcing the reader to read the next novel. Still, I do not mind because I am pleasantly content to dig into the sequel to learn what happens with the characters. Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark is a cozy mystery that is best to be enjoyed on a dark night under a full moon!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

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