A Respectable Actress
Written by: Dorothy Love
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Month, Year: October, 2015
A brief summary from Dorothy Love:
Accused of the shooting death of her leading man on the stage of Savannah’s Southern Palace theater, famed actress India Hartley is sequestered at Indigo Point, the St Simons Island home of her defense attorney Philip Sinclair. As Philip works to clear her name India discovers that he is hiding a startling secret of his own. One that may well hold the key to her freedom.
A Respectable Actress is my first experience with Dorothy Love’s works and I must say I’m intrigued to read more of her novels! I thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing and delighted in the historical tidbits hidden throughout this mystery novel. And boy is this a mystery novel! This book kept me second-guessing who-done-it till the very end! It was FANTASTIC!
With a shot of gunfire, we are introduced to famed actress, India Hartley, now accused of first degree murder against her fellow actor. Immediately arrested and accused of the crime, India is locked in jail until a kindhearted lawyer, Phillip Sinclair, has her released into his care as they await the trail date. Phillip quickly whisks India away from prying eyes and the gossips of Savannah to his war-torn plantation on St. Simons Island. But the island isn’t as safe as Phillip promised, and when he leaves to head back to the city to investigate the murder further, India finds herself at a loss on who she can actually trust. The further Phillip and India delve into the details of the murder, the darker the chances of India’s freedom become. Dorothy Love throws in just enough curve balls to keep even the best murder mystery lovers guessing in A Respectable Actress!
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