The Cutthroat Countess

Kensington. (Wicked Women of Whitechapel, Bk. 3). Oct. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781496738134. pap. $16.95. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Spencer takes readers back to the world of the “Wicked Women of Whitechapel” with her third installment, after The Dueling Duchess. Josephine Brown’s time as the knife expert with Farnham’s Fantastical Female Fayre has proven to be the most stable period of her life so far. Living in one place, finding friends—these were things she’d never dared dream of before the death of her guardian. But an inadvisable attraction to the Honorable Elliot Wingate, agent for the crown, could threaten all that she holds dear. Just as Jo is finally starting to believe that she and Elliot might have a future together, some unexpected news thrusts Jo into society and places a target on her back. The story will have readers on the edge of their seats as Jo and Elliot race against time—and a possible traitor in their midst—to reveal the truth and finally find their much-deserved HEA together.
VERDICT For anyone who loves the “Bridgerton” books but wishes its heroines were more adept with close combat and weaponry than the pianoforte, Spencer’s novel delivers.
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