Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gold Web: A Klondike Mystery by Vicki Delany

Dawson City is just being developed in 1898, and Fiona is running the most popular saloon.  She has dancers, a big bar, card games, and singers to entertain her guests.  She doesn't want trouble in her establishment.  She was on the street when trouble found her...

Dundurn and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  The book will be published January 21st, so make a note to get a copy then.  This is also the fourth book in the series, so you could pick up the earlier ones to read now if you wish.

A man falls into Fiona as she is walking home and literally dies at her feet.  All he says is her last name and the name of a major battle in Scotland that happened years and years ago.  She doesn't know him, doesn't know why he was looking for her, or what he wanted.  

This was interesting read.  Everyone seems to be something other than what they really are.  Fiona senses this may have something to do with her past and she doesn't want anyone to know about that.  The story has big plots, little plots, and miscellaneous happenings all tying together and creating a web of mystery that captures all the major players in town.  Even the dance hall girls get involved.

As you wade through the facts and try to decide which ones matter, Fiona steps carefully and hopes that nothing will ruin her life here with her son.  She's got her eye on Corporal Sterling and gets jealous when he starts taking the female photographer out to show her the town.  Every time he gets Fiona alone and tries to tell her something, they get interrupted.  I sure hope he spits out in the next book; I want this relationship to go somewhere!

With a mix of politics of all types and the normal odd characters of Dawson, you'll find yourself caught up in the tale and rooting for Fiona.  Ms. Delany makes her someone we can admire.  I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

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