I really enjoyed this read.
The author does a very credible job on both the historical setting and the twists and turns of a murder mystery.
Our heroine Lady Darby - begins the novel as a damaged soul still trying to get over the events surrounding her marriage and her husband's death sixteen months prior. She has sought refuge at her sister's Scottish mansion to recover (and hide).
But the weekend party, the need to solve the murder and her interaction with the hero, Gage - all bring her slowly out of her cocoon as she faces her inner demons and emerges stronger and more resilient to the slings and arrows of upper society.
This read reminded me of early Deanna Raybourn and the C.S. Harris series - will definitely be on the look out for book 2.
Do be aware there is little romance in this book except for a deepening awareness of one another b/w our h and H.