Lucy Blunt has been condemned to be hanged for the murder of two people. Lucy came into the Burton household as a maid, but managed to catch the eye of her employer and rose to become The Companion of the title. However, the current companion is not happy with this situation and will do anything to bring Lucy down. As Lucy awaits her fate, she reflects on the circumstances that led her to the Burton house and what went on once she got there. Things aren’t always what they seem and it can be hard to know who to trust when everyone has their secrets.
I thought there would be more of a mystery to this story, but it was more about spurned lovers and things turning out differently than we plan. There were no likable characters in this book, with maybe the exception of Cook, but even then, that’s pushing it. I’m not even sure what the genre of this book would be. There was some attempt at mystery and historical fiction, but it felt more like a romance novel turned bad. Since I sincerely dislike romance novels, this was not a book I enjoyed. I don’t know that I would even recommend it to someone who does like romance novels. Overall, it wasn’t really worth the short amount of time it took to read.
|Kim Taylor Blakemore
|Lake Union Publishing
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