Synopsis: What if you thought you knew a secret that could change history? Whilst standing engrossed in her favourite Pre-Raphaelite painting – Millais’s Ophelia – Cori catches the eye of Tate gallery worker, Simon, who is immediately struck by her resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the famous artwork.
The attraction is mutual, but Cori has other things on her mind. She has recently acquired the diary of Daisy, a Victorian woman with a shocking secret. As Cori reads, it soon becomes apparent that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard, even outside of the pages of her diary …
Will Simon stick around when life becomes increasingly spooky for Cori, as she moves ever closer to uncovering the truth about Daisy’s connection to the girl in her favourite painting?
Me: This is the second in the Rossetti Mystery series and like it’s predecessor it’s a delightful tale of love and mystery but this time with a but of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood thrown into the mix. It’s a fast paced story taking place in London this time and keeps the reader engaged right from the beginning.
Cori and Simon meet in one of my favourite place the Tate Britain gallery but their blossoming romance is derailed by the ghost of Daisy Ashworth; muse and model from the past. Kirsty effortlessly mixes together past and present and the couple together with friends come together to discover who the mysterious Daisy really is and why her story is just as tragic as her far more successful counterpart Lizzie Sidall.
Fully rounded, likeable characters and having read many of Kirstys books I love the way they weave in and out of each others lives and stories. Bit player in this one Becky is the heroine of the first in the series who helps tell the hidden secrets of her own ghostly passenger.
It’s a wonderful series and I would heartily recommend them 🙂