Rosalind Pettite alias Rosalind Perry is on the hunt for her missing sister. In a place as big as Chicago in the year 1892 the possibilities as to what caused her sister’s disappearance are numerous. Except for one thing – her sister wrote of an ominous presence in Sloane House where she worked as a maid. Although she hopes for the best Rosalind fears the worst. With the World Fair in full swing there are other things to be cautious of too. Women are disappearing left and right and meeting very tragic fates. Rosalind must tread lightly in order to learn what has happened to her sister.
Secrets of Sloane House is part historical fiction part thriller part mystery. The combination comes together to create a very interest and intense story that takes readers down the polished halls of Sloane House to the unsavory alleys of Chicago. Rather than focusing on the glamor of the Chicago World Fair (that does not appeal to me) the author shows the dark side of often looked over details that drew criminals to commit dastardly acts (something that does interest me). It was really interesting to see the characters’ interaction with one another since they came from different social classes. For those suffering from a serious case of pride and arrogance they would do well to pick up this book and see how far things can go if they allow it to control their lives.
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