I love cozy mystery genre, especially historical ones where old mansions are involved, so I was very anxious to read this story and was not disappointing, indeed I enjoyed it very much.
Emma Cross is happy with her new assignment, she must attend an exclusive party at Rough Point, the mansion of her distant relative. There are many famous artists but unfortunately also her parents. Emma is working for an opportunity too important and can not be influenced by their presence. Everything goes well until in the middle of a storm dies the first guest. The police can't intervene because of the storm and when another guest dies Emma will have to solve the case alone.
Emma is a great characters, she is independent, determined, intelligent, I have loved the time spent in her company.
It was a book full of tension and suspense, the storyline flowed perfect and is well woven and the characters were very interesting. Really fascinating and very detailed the descriptions of this old house and its surrounding landscape:it was easy to imagine being there. I can't wait to get to know the mansions of the earlier books.
I've read other books by Alyssa Maxwell but this is the first of this series, you can easily read as a stand alone and I'm really curious to read the first three ones and learn about the other attractive mansions.
Really recommended for those who enjoy historical cozy mystery.