GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

I am continuing to highlight books that I am looking forward to in 2022. The one I have chosen for this week is the next book in one of my favorite series, Veronica Speedwell. I have really enjoyed this series alot and am looking forward to seeing what she and Striker get up to in this one. I keep hoping it will show up on Netgalley, but I haven’t seen it yet. But that is ok. I really like the audiobooks, so I just might wait so that I can listen to this one as well.

An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn

Publication Date: February 15, 2022

Summary from Goodreads:

London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her eldest brother, Jonathan, heir to Hathaway Hall, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before.

But now a man matching Jonathan’s description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Could this man truly be Jonathan, back from the dead? Or is he a devious impostor, determined to gain ownership over the family’s most valuable possessions–a legendary parure of priceless Rajasthani jewels? It’s a delicate situation, and Veronica is Sir Hugo’s only hope.

Veronica and Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past. To help Sir Hugo discover the truth, she must open doors to her own history that she long believed to be shut for good.

If you haven’t read this historical mystery series, you really should give it a try. It is hilariously funny at times, and the mysteries are quite good. They often have me stumped until the big reveal. I also recommend the audiobooks. The reader, Angele Masters, is a delight to listen to.

What book are you looking forward to in 2022? Let me know in the comments.

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