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Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell find themselves aboard a luxurious ocean liner that becomes a floating prison of horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer.
The #1 bestselling series that started with Stalking Jack the Ripper andHunting Prince Dracula continues its streak in this third bloody installment…. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.
But privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow more and more bizarre. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation before more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?
Well How do you start to describe this story?
In This third part, Audrey and Thomas embark on a new adventure aboard the Etruria a majestic boat, which go to America, the United States, and in the trip happen very bloody murders and everything is related to the Carnival moonlight.
I will Be honest, I was a little disappointed Audrey in this book, as it fell into the temptation to meet a new character and even began to have feelings towards him, I do not like, because I love Thomas Cresswell and I do not like anything that I doubt his love for him.
But like the first installments of this series, Escaping from Houdini didn’t fail to captivate me. At times, I grew a bit distant from the story due to more telling than showing (and yes, there’s a time/place for telling but in this case it pulled me out of the world). Maniscalco knows how to spin an intriguing murder mystery, keeping you on your toes from start to finish. And you can guess the culprit all you want but there was always something that came as a surprise no matter my guessing. I devoured this book in one night because I needed to know who did it!
The added element of the Moonlight Carnival, a show combining magic and thrills, really brought this world to life. I wanted to know if the carnival (or something similar) existed at this point in history, and if Houdini was a part of any of it. I was a bit surprised that Houdini didn’t play as big a role as I expected in this book, based on the title, but I liked how the new characters fleshed out the cast a bit more.
I Hope with great emotion the last installment of this saga!
The Capturing the Devil