Review: Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Donna Lea Simpson (New Author Challenge)

9781402217913-2From the back of the book:

A Fascinating And Exasperating Young Lady…

The Marquess of Darkefell has enough to worry about with a bloodthirsty wild beast rampaging the countryside and sinister family secrets to protest. Then Lady Anne Addison arrives, with unquenchable curiosity and intelligence that drive him to distraction…

An Infuriatingly Unyielding Man…

Lady Anne finds the Marquess darkly handsome, seductive, and forceful, with a ruthless magnetism that challenges and stimulates her. But he seems determined to keep secrets that may threaten both herself and her helpless friend…

Thrown together in a time of crisis, with a murderer on the loose, the Marquess picks an absolutely dreadful moment and the worst possible way to declare his intentions…

The beginning of this book hooked me right in. It had a very mysterious and Gothic feel. I was hooked for the first half and then the story started to drag. I wish there had been more interaction between the Marquess and Lady Anne. The Marquess was very one dimensional and not easy to get a real feeling for his true character. The book ended very abruptly, in my opinion. The mystery is solved and then nothing. There is a second book coming out later in the year and I really can’t wait to read it to find out what happens next with Lady Anne.

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To find out more about the author: Donna Lea Simpson