Published by Self Published on July 1, 2014
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With the Master's spirit still haunting London, Charity must remain at Freak House. But the peace is shattered when Samuel's father is brutally slain by a demon on the estate. Who summoned it and why?
As some questions are answered, yet more secrets about Samuel emerge that send him hurtling toward madness. Secrets that terrify Charity and draw her inevitably closer to him. As the lies are peeled back to reveal the truth, will she be able to conquer her fears and give Samuel what he craves?
You can check out my reviews for the first Freak House Series HERE:
and for C.J. Archer’s The Medium trilogy HERE:
My review of The Memory Keeper, The 1st book in the 2nd Freak House series can be found HERE.
C.J. Archer is my go-to-author for Historical Romance and luckily for me, she puts out books faster than I can keep up with. Especially concerning the Freak House series.
The second book revolving around Charity and Samuel drove me ABSOLUTELY MAD. Like I needed to faint and be slapped awake with butler gloves only to faint again from a temper tantrum mad.
I wanted to slip into Charity’s skin and possess her thoughts and make her do naughty, naughty things….Like take Samuel up to the nearest hay loft and ravish him.
There’s a lot of romantic tension and a whopping dose of suspense added to this installment of the 2nd Freak House Series. I really enjoyed the cat and mouse game between Samuel and Charity, and was ever so wonderfully tortured by the cryptic clues that are sure to lead up to something BIG in The Edge of Darkness about Charity and Samuel’s past.
This book also left me very curious about what’s to become of Sylvia and Tommy’s ”Upstairs, Downstairs” relationship. I’m as invested in the secondary characters of this series as I am of the main ones.
Once again, C.J. Archer is a master of her craft and vibrantly captures the culture, fashion, and rhetoric of the Victorian era. Mixing the paranormal and historic with a wonderful cast of characters does it for me every time. I really enjoyed Seared With Scars and will be jumping into Edge of Darkness immediately. (C.J. likes to leave her readers on the edge of their seats…mad and drooling for the next book.) 😉