The Illusionist's Apprentice

Thomas Nelson. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780718041502. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718042318. CF
Illusionist acts contain many secrets, and no one knows this better than Jenny "Wren" Lockhart, unconventional assistant to the famed Harry Houdini. After Houdini's death in 1926, she finds herself in the unexpected position of defending one of the fake spiritualists whom Houdini had debunked during his lifetime. After a public illusion goes fatally wrong, performer Horace Stapleton is charged with his client's murder. When another victim turns up, Wren teams with FBI agent Elliot Matthews to find the killer. Cambron's extraordinary attention to historical detail creates a 1920s Boston setting that is as real as the characters who inhabit it. The twisty plot's palpable tension rises to an almost unbearable level before the surprise ending.
VERDICT Cambron (The Ringmaster's Wife) has written a gripping tale of suspense that will please her growing fan base.
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