I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Mistress of Lies picks up three months of Mistress of Fortune. Lady Isabelle is confronted by a girl in rags who claims to be her niece, the child of her brother Adam who Isabelle believes died of the plague. At first Isabelle thinks that the story is all made up, but the girl called Susanna has compelling evidence that Adam is indeed her father. Susanna wants Isabelle's help, she says her father did not die of the plague, but was murdered. When Susanna disappears, Isabelle is compelled to find her and solve the case of her brother's murder.
Another fun, fast-paced historical mystery. Isabelle manages to get herself into trouble again as she uncovers all the layers surrounding her brother's death. I enjoyed learning more about Isabelle's family and childhood as she dug into her brother's past. This murder mystery is intriguing and delves into the intricacies of the goldsmithing trade and the beginning of banking. This was really interesting to me, I had no idea that goldsmith's became responsible for deposits of valuables. A bit of the plague years are also looked into. I wish Isabelle's relationship with King Charles would develop more, I really want to know what Isabelle decides to do about the important question that is asked of her! Maybe we'll find out in another book...
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.