Published by William Morrow on July 30th 2013
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This book is about Richard Fenwick, a young man who is financially cared for by his Godfather, James Gilbert, after his parents have passed away. Upon returning from an extended trip, his wealthy Godfather has a proposition – to allow him to live vicariously through him. Mr. Fenwick is to describe to him what he does and experiences in London – especially things that have to deal with encounters with women. Mr. Fenwick, hoping to inherit money and land from Mr. Gilbert, accepts the offer. He soon learns that the “experiments” his Godfather engages in are not what they seem and he is drawn in to a world of deceit, betrayal, and lust.
I really enjoyed this book. It did have some twists and turns but was not an edge of your seat page turner but was a very leisurely enjoyable read. I though the writing was great and the story intriguing. I really liked the use of the letters that were sent back and forth.