Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Book Review: A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt

A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt book cover and review
I'm not sure what prompted me to request a review copy of A Deadly Affection, but I was thoroughly entertained by the main character and her story.

Genevieve is a plucky  main character who pushes the boundaries for women in the early 1900s.  First of all, she's a doctor.  And not only that, her specialty is psychiatry, which no one puts much faith in. When a patient from her group session is accused of murder, Genevieve believes she couldn't possibly be guilty but feels some guilt herself for possibly driving her to violence.

A Deadly Affection takes the reader on a ride through Genevieve's ups and downs, concerning the case as well as her relationship with her father and an old flame.  She is convinced of her patient's innocence when faced with all sorts of evidence against her.

We get a taste of New York society life and the plight of those less fortunate.  But the best part is the unexpected twist towards the end and an even more unexpected murderer!

A Deadly Affection is the first in a series called  the Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mysteries, and I'm ready for another one.  It satisfied my craving for historical fiction and also provided a great mystery.  This is an adult book but totally accessible to teens who enjoy a good detective story with an historical setting.

Published by Sourcebooks Landmark, September 6, 2016
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
448 pages

Rating: 4.5/5

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