MYSTERY

Shadows in Time

Pegasus. (Kendra Donovan, Bk. 5). Aug. 2020. 384p. ISBN 9781643134741. $25.95. M
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In McElwain’s follow-up to Betrayal in Time, time-traveling former FBI agent Kendra Donovan now lives 200 years earlier in Regency England in 1816. She’s still uncomfortable with the restrictions on women, so she’s surprised when she encounters Mrs. Horatia Gavenston, who owns and runs a brewery that has passed down from mother to daughter. Mrs. Gavenston knows Kendra found a killer once, so she asks her to find her missing business manager, Jeremy Pascoe. She has secrets, though, so even she is a suspect when Kendra finds Pascoe’s body. Kendra also has troubles closer to home. The Duke of Aldridge has made Kendra, his ward, feel as if she were his daughter, Charlotte, who was swept overboard 20 years earlier. When a woman shows up claiming to be Charlotte, Kendra has her doubts. She hires Sam Kelly, a Bow Street Runner, to assist with both cases.
VERDICT The fifth “Kendra Donovan” novel is an atmospheric and character-driven mystery. The time travel, intrigue, romance, and returning characters will appeal to Diana Gabaldon’s fans

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