Sunday, September 13, 2015

Quote-Tastic Review: The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

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"The last thing he heard was the sound of his Fairy, his wife, screaming his name. His last thought was he had failed her. He had lost her forever."

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Filled with shocking twist and turns, Bryne has created a gem of a story. I'd never heard of Kerrigan Byrne until this one. I'll be looking for her other books immediately! [br]


Setting: Applecross Orphanage 1855

Prologue:  Orphan girl tames wild orphan boy. Tragedy happens. Boy goes to prison.

17 years later

  • Orphan girl is a clerk at Scotland Yard. She is Mrs. Farrah Leigh MacKenzie, widow.

  • Notorious Criminal is interrogated. Criminal is Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More.

  • Blackwell hears her name and silence reigns.

  • She is kidnapped and brought to Castle Ben More in the Scotland Highlands.

  • Blackwell was in prison with Farrah's husband Dougan Mackenzie, and swore an oath to protect Farah.

  • Farrah is and independent, strong, resilient, working class woman, not a missish lady.

  • Dorian is my perfect hero. Damaged, hard, yet has a soft spot, even though it's extremely well hidden.

  • Intriguing supporting Characters. Scotland Yard Inspector. Mysterious business associate of Blackwells'. The curious misfit servants of Castle Ben More.

  • I'd love to see Argents' or Inspector Morley's stories next. [hr]







[rating stars="five-stars"]