cover image Twilight at Moorington Cross

Twilight at Moorington Cross

Abigail Wilson. Thomas Nelson, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-7852-5327-3

The shadowy halls of the Cluett Mesmeric Hospital serve as the backdrop for both a twisty murder mystery and the sweet romance between a patient and her solicitor in this suspenseful Regency romance from Wilson (The Vanishing at Loxby Manor). Widow Amelia Pembroke, who’s being treated for a sleep disorder, is flabbergasted to learn that her doctor has added her to his will, promising to bequeath her a large portion of his estate, contingent on her marrying one of the two men he’s selected. Solicitor Ewan Hawkins agrees to assist Amelia in choosing between her suitors. Neither understands why Dr. Cluett attached such a stipulation, knowing Amelia’s aversion to remarrying—and Cluett takes his reasons to the grave when he turns up murdered. While Amelia and Ewan investigate his death, they form a powerful attachment. But Amelia needs the funds from Cluett’s estate to help her fellow patients, leaving the unapproved couple in a precarious situation. The Mesmeric Hospital is full of suspects, hidden passageways, and secret drawers, and Wilson pulls off even the most outrageous twists with aplomb. Meanwhile, though the romance stays chaste, the couple’s chemistry is off the charts. This page-turner will have readers on the edge of their seats. Agent: Jennifer Wills, Seymour Agency. (Jan.)