Review: An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn

Title: An Impossible Imposter

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Series: Veronica Speedwell #7

Pages: 334

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

After returning from their last adventure, Veronica and Stoker are tasked by Sir Hugo Montgomerie to help determine if his goddaughter’s brother has returned from the dead or if it is an imposter. Veronica knew Jonathan Hathaway because he was one of her travel companions during the explosion of Krakatoa. In this adventure Veronica finds herself coming face to face with her past and the secrets she has been hiding from everyone. 

I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed it but this is the first time I have gotten angry with Veronica’s actions. Veronica has been keeping a huge secret from Stoker and it is one that hurts him, and their relationship. Veronica is dealing with a lot of uncomfortable feelings from her youth in this and I hate that she didn’t handle the situation like the mature woman she is, instead she continues to hide. 

Stoker is a saint. I adore him and he continues to prove why he is such a good partner for Veronica. I hate seeing him hurt by this situation and I hope we see some progress in the next book because I can’t take the tension. 

The mystery in this one starts out as trying to determine if this Jonathan Hathaway is an imposter but ends up solving the mystery stolen  “Eye of Dawn ” diamond from India. I enjoyed the mystery of the diamond and the villainess who was trying to steal the diamond for herself. I really enjoyed that the villain was a female in this one and how Veronica reacted to her. 

While I did enjoy this book, I hate that we are seeing conflict in Veronica and Stoker’s relationship. I hope we see them working through this in the next book because these two are perfect for each other. 

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. A Curious Beginning
  2. A Perilous Undertaking 
  3. A Treacherous Curse
  4. A Dangerous Collaboration
  5. A Murderous Relation
  6. A Unexpected Peril

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