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Midnight on the River Grey Blog Tour + Review

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: Midnight on the River Grey 
Author: Abigail Wilson  
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Release Date: July 2, 2019  
Genre: Historical Suspense/Gothic Romance

She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . .

After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.

Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path.

Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?


Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book.

In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.  

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A few month ago, I had the pleasure of reading a previous book by Abigail Wilson, In the Shadow of Croft Towers.  As historical fiction, it was quite a departure from the more contemporary novels I usually enjoy, but really opened my eyes up to a genre that I had otherwise not given much mind to. Since then, I have not only opened my eyes more to that genre, but found myself really coming to enjoy it- especially those that offered a little mystery and suspense. So, when I saw that Abigail had this new book out, I could not wait to get my hands on it. And I have to say Midnight on the River Grey most certainly did NOT disappoint.

Much as I had enjoyed in the previous book, this one had me wondering what was going to happen at every turn of the page. Just when it seems as though you've got it all figured out, another twist is thrown into the mix and you find yourself once again questioning how it all will end. Being a big fan of the suspense genre, I've gotten pretty good and figuring these things out...but this one still had me guessing and I loved it. Who can we trust? Who will turn out to be the bad guy? How does it all fit together? I couldn't put it down, trying to answer these questions and more. While I cannot offer any spoilers, I will say that the story certainly had a way of keeping the reader captivated!

Abigail Wilson also writes in a way that truly does transport us back to a time that is so far removed from the modern life we know so well quite beautifully. Though I know little of the period and society in which this novel takes place, I found myself transported there nonetheless. That to me is the sign of a great book- one that can really take you away and allow you to see, hear, touch and experience the people and places we meet along the way. As much as I looked forward to seeing how it all came together, I also didn't want it to end.

If you love historical fiction already, Midnight on the River is an absolute must read. If you love a good mystery but have steered clear from historical reads, I urge you to give this one a chance. I think you'll find like me that you will be pleasantly surprised!

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!


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