About The Heartreader’s Secret

The brilliant engineer Emilia Banks has gone missing.

Deathsniffer Olivia Faraday may be partial to solving murders, but this missing persons case is too personal to pass up — especially when all the clues lead her and her assistant, Chris, to the sprawling countryside manor where Olivia was born and raised. Their investigation reveals new insights into the political conflict raging in nearby Darrington City, but every step is fraught with mysterious deaths, suspicious stalkers, and players both new and old each harboring dangerous agendas of their own.

Are the powerful traditionalists or the anarchic reformists prowling the borders of the estate responsible for the sudden disappearance of Miss Banks? And could the elusive engineer’s private project truly change the world forever?

Reviews for The Heartreader’s Secret

Christopher's family connections and love life get more air time here, so to speak. I frequently had the urge to reach through the pages to shake his shoulders and tell him to stop being such a coward about his feelings. He uses propriety as a shield, which adds layers of complications to his story. For once, I grinned when Olivia called him out on it in her usual roundabout way; it's also a great commentary on blindly following the status quo and the stories that others tell you. Culture is one thing, but it doesn't have to be that way [...]

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I think this book did the trick because after receiving a copy on Netgalley and reading it through, I immediately went and bought the first two in the series.

In a world not unlike our Edwardian era, there is magic, sure, through the power of elementals; but there is also murder.

McIntyre plays on the Sherlock Holmes slant here pairing Christopher Buckley ( an arresting character with a lot of heart and pragmatism) with Olivia Faraday, a scientific automaton who rubs people the wrong way and is a death sniffer ( solves murders).

The world is dark and creaking, the banter is [...]

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It is always nice to get a book to review, and it comes with the first two in the series. It is nicer when those books are so wonderfully clever, unique, and well written that you don’t feel the weight of obligation over reading them.

The Heartreader’s Secret (book three of the Faraday Files), and the first two in the series (The Deathsniffer’s Assistant & The Timeseer’s Gambit) are just such books. What surprised me the most was how much I liked them, considering how much I dislike the main POV character. It’s a conundrum indeed.

The basic premise is this: in [...]

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This is really fascinating and interesting but it shouldn't be read as the first one in this series.
That was my mistake and I was really confused for at least part of the book as I was feeling there was a lot of world building and background but I was not able to understand about them.
I like the development of the characters, their emotional baggage and struggles. The mystery is intriguing and keep you guessing till the end.
A good book but not a good choice if it's the first one you read in this series.
Many thanks to Curiosity Quills Press and [...]

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