REVIEW: ‘The Vanished Bride’ – Bella Ellis

~ I was given an advance reader copy of this title in exchange for an honest review, I’m not associated with the author or publisher in any way and the views expressed are completely unbiased and entirely my own. ~

My rating: 3*

‘The Vanished Bride’ is the first and as yet only published book in the Bronte Sisters Mystery series by Bella Ellis.

It’s a suspenseful, atmospheric mystery set in 1845 Yorkshire with fictionalized versions of Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte as the main characters. Here they play the part of ‘lady detectors’ when a gruesome crime is committed near their home and they feel compelled to get the the bottom of the mystery.

The story is told in the third person, however it switches between each sisters narratives which felt a little unnecessary given the latter. I think maybe the story overall wouldve benefitted from one main narrator as the sisters characterisations felt one dimensional, and it was impossible to distinguish between each. Fortunately the plot was compelling enough that this didn’t prevent me from wanting to see it through to it’s conclusion. It will be interesting to see what the sisters get up to in future insallments as well.

~ Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this title ~

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