A librarian named Lydia Bancroft finds herself very intrigued by a special patron that comes to the library, but never checks out a book. Sebastian Marks is an elusive man who has many secrets. After rescuing her from a disaster at the Hartman Hotel, they form a friendship. However, Lydia soon learns there is more to Mr. Marks than she ever would have dreamed.
This is the third book in the Chicago World’s Fair series, however it can stand alone. The characters are complex and very well developed. As this mystery unfolds you find yourself getting drawn deeper and deeper into the book. By the time I got to the end, I couldn’t put it down because I had to know what was going to happen. This was by far one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a while! If you love mysteries with a splash of romance you will love this one.
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