• A Counterfeit Suitor

  • Rosalind Thorne Mystery Series, Book 5
  • By: Darcie Wilde
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (400 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is every mama's dearest wish that her daughter marries well. But how to ensure that a seemingly earnest suitor is not merely a fortune hunter? Rosalind is involved in just such a case, discreetly investigating a client's prospective son-in-law, when she is drawn into another predicament shockingly close to home.

Rosalind's estranged father, Sir Reginald Thorne-a drunkard and forger-has fallen into the hands of the vicious scoundrel Russell Fullerton. Angered by her interference in his blackmail schemes, Fullerton intends to unleash Sir Reginald on society and ruin Rosalind. Before Rosalind's enemy can act, Sir Reginald is found murdered - and Fullerton is arrested for the crime. He protests his innocence, and Rosalind reluctantly agrees to uncover the truth, suspecting that this mystery may be linked to her other, ongoing cases.

Aided by her sister, Charlotte, and sundry friends and associates - including handsome Bow Street Runner Adam Harkness - Rosalind sets to work. But with political espionage and Napoleon loyalists in the mix, there may be more sinister motives, and far higher stakes, than she ever imagined....

©2021 Sarah Zettel (P)2022 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • KA
  • 02-03-22

Marvelous, as always

I have loved every book in this series and Pearl Hewitt is an absolute joy to listen to. The storyline has more twists than a bowl of noodles with well developed characters. Bravo Ms. Wilde, you've done it again!

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The best in this genre of books

Very enjoyable. I couldn't wait to get back to it after I had put it down. The best book I have read in a long time.

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Too complicated

This is the first in this series that I have not given five stars. But the plot was so convoluted and the number of deceptions that one needed to keep track of so numerous, that I just got frustrated. I listened to the end but I’m still not quite sure what happened.

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this was tedious in places.

I gave up after chapter 10 then skipped to the last chapter. it was still tedious.

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My favorite of the series

If you’re new to the series, read them in order. Great read! Hard to put down the books. Will definitely listen to you again!

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Enjoyable story and narration

I very much enjoyed this book. I almost didn't listen because the one before in the series was fluff, but I'm happy I did.

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  • AM
  • 08-15-22

Love the series…

But This is not my favorite story in the series…a couple of the threads in the story line felt “icky” to me. I enjoy coming back to these characters and seeing them evolve.

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Great story

I listened to this on Audible. It is a great story with main sun plots and mysteries. I thought it was artfully crafted and enjoyed the book. Will continue reading the series.

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Excellent Series

It makes no difference whether you figure out “who done it” early on or at the very end. These books are so well written and well read, the end always comes too soon.

This one seems like it could be the finale. I hope not.

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Another excellent book

It seems like about this point in a series, many authors start to stumble and their plots begin to sound strained. Not this time -- the book has hardly begun before Rosalind is thoroughly embroiled in another adventure that threatens to knock her from her already precarious social position. Just as she's attempting to help disentangle her client's daughter from a roguish suitor -- provided the daughter actually wants to be disentangled, and that becomes a pertinent question -- in strolls the villainous blackmailer Russell Fullerton with Rosalind's beastly father in tow. But when Sir Reginald is found murdered in Fullerton's parlor, landing Fullerton in prison, the blackmailer summons Rosalind to uncover the real killer. Rosalind reluctantly sets forth, with the aid of her sister and Adam Harkness, Bow Street Runner -- straight into an international plot.

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