• A Vanishing at Loxby Manor

  • A Regency Mystery
  • By: Abigail Wilson
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A story of second chances and secrets, this mysterious Regency romance will transport you to nineteenth-century England where a young lady reunites with her childhood love to find his missing sister.

Her friend is missing.

After five years abroad, Charity Halliwell returns to Loxby Manor, the home of dear friends—and her lost love. No longer a young girl, she is now haunted by a painful secret and the demise of her dreams. She hopes to find a place of healing and happiness, but instead she encounters a darkness lurking in the shadows of the once-familiar house. Then her friend, Seline, disappears the very night of her arrival, and Charity is determined to uncover the truth.

Her only hope is the man who broke her heart.

Branded a coward, Piers Cavanaugh has lived the last five years as an outcast far from his family home. When his sister presumably elopes with a stable hand, Piers joins forces with an unlikely partner—the one woman he thought he’d never see again. Together they launch an investigation that leads to strange nightly meetings in the ruins of an old abbey and disturbing whispers of a secret organization. The more they learn, the more desperate the situation becomes.

The house seems determined to keep its secrets.

As they struggle to piece together the clues, Charity and Piers also endeavor to rebuild their friendship. One cryptic letter changed everything between them. To find happiness they must overcome the grief and shame keeping them apart. But first they must discover why Seline vanished and confront the growing fear that she may never return.

Settle in, because once you start The Vanishing at Loxby Manor, you won’t be able to put it down.

©2021 Abigail Wilson (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

“Weaving a shadow of mystery among the gilded countryside of Regency England, Wilson's tale of love lost, buried shame, and secret societies is a delicious blend of romance and intrigue. Splash in gorgeous historical Regency details, and murder brewing around every stone, and readers will be burning through the pages until the riveting end.” (J'nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite)

“A gothic romance that is filled with great characters and a mystery that unfolds chapter by chapter. A perfect blend of mystery, family relationships, lost years, and star-crossed love. Be warned, you won't be able to walk away from these characters.” (Cara Putman, award-winning author of Flight Risk

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Nicely Done

I really enjoyed this one. I liked that while it was a mystery, it didn't have any of the unnecessary gore that usually accompanies the genre. It was clean, and I appreciated the character development. I'm excited to listen to more of her books!

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Mystery With a Sprinkle of Romance

Great narration. You hear the characters and forget that someone is reading. Refreshing to read a romance without the in-your-face sexuality that is so common in modern fiction. The mystery aspect is well written and wonderfully unpredictable.

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  • 05-24-21

Enjoyable

Though I figured out part of the mystery pretty early on, that did not in anyway detract from my enjoyment of listening to the story. There were a few surprises thrown in & I always enjoy a clean romance.

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Classic Mystery. Top Tier Narration.

A classic! This novel kept me on the edge of my seat with anticipation in various ways. This is the first time I've read/listened to a book from this author — overall, I really enjoyed it! I love the way it was written, I could stay engaged with the story without being shell shocked into staying. As for the narrator.. Somebody give her a raise!! Phenomenal! Her performance + accent = perfect fit for the characters/background of this book. The narration definitely contributed to my enjoyment of this book. I will be purchasing more books from this author in the near future. I highly recommend!

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A very confusing story/mystery. I disliked the narrator's voice, way too posh. The story only got intersting at the end but otherwise it was too long, too disjointed, and boring.

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loved it

the readers were dramatic and easy to listen too.
very compelling story and an unexpected ending.

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This was an absolutely brilliant listen - wonderful narrator, engaging mystery and a sweet romance. It felt like a real escape into a book and reminded me of the way I felt reading books as a kid and being transported. I really loved this book - far more than I expected to! - and I can’t wait to “read” more from this author. So, so good!

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love, love, loved this book!

great listen! This was my first book from this author, since I have listened to one more and came back, to rate this book. I enjoy her stories, Very much!!

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Suspense and Romance

This is a suspense filled, second chance at love story. I very much enjoyed listening to it.

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i enjoyed this .

I enjoyed this book. The parration was well done and the story kept my interest.

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  • 02-04-21

Enjoyable

An easy, gentle, romance, a few in consistencies but acceptable. we all love a happy ending.