Review of PENNY FOR YOUR SECRETS by Anna Lee Huber


PENNY FOR YOUR SECRETS by Anna Lee Huber is the third novel in the Verity Kent series. The novel will be published on October 29th 2019 by Kensington.

Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney, are back in the third installment of the Verity Kent series. The Kents are working as unofficial private detectives, and they’ve been asked by Verity’s friend to find out who murdered her husband following a large house party. Verity’s friend, Ada, isn’t exactly helping her cause, and she is giving Verity and Scotland Yard more and more reasons to suspect that she might have had something to do with her husband’s death. Verity and Sidney are also looking into the murder of a young woman – something that Ada does not appreciate because it takes them away from helping prove her innocence. But, as the Kents delve deeper into the young woman’s murder, they find conclusive evidence that the two murders are linked and that they were committed to cover up a number of crimes that took place during the Great War.

I am a big fan of the first two novels in the Verity Kent series, and I am thoroughly pleased with the latest novel. PENNY FOR YOUR SECRETS picks up not long after where TREACHEROUS IS THE NIGHT left off – Verity and Sidney are working at reestablishing their relationship and coming to terms with their new celebrity status. As a former Secret Service agent, Verity’s recent past is full of surprises. With each book, we learn a little more about her involvement during the Great War. While I would love to know more about her wartime contributions, it is equally compelling to follow Verity along in the months following the Armistice as she finds her new place in the world. PENNY FOR YOUR SECRETS is full of plot twists and suspense, and it will keep the reader turning the page to see what happens next. The multiple plot lines in the novel worked well together, and the two murders turn out to be connected. A villain is also introduced that will most likely prove to be a hindrance in upcoming novels. I can’t wait to read the fourth novel in the series is released so that I can see what happens next to Verity and Sidney.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.