Zee's April Book review
Title- The Pendulum: Legacy of the Celtic Brooch
Author- Tarah Scott
Release Date- March 5, 2011
Two men. Two murderers. Two demands for the promised payment of marriage. Murder, deceit, and fraud pull Lady Airin Keith between two men. Which one will bed her, claim her...own her? Lady Airin Keith won't rest until Lord Jason Bothwell is tried and convicted for the murder of her sister. An unexpected marriage proposal brings an opportunity to prove the earl's guilt, but the knight that appears with her great grandmother's lost brooch threatens to interfere with Airin's brand of justice when he demands the agreed payment of marriage.
I've read a couple of books by Tarah Scott and The Pendulum is my favorite Tarah Scott book. This book runs approximately 66 pages long and is wildly intriguing. Although the book cover looks a little lustful, believe me, this title focuses on solving a series of murders that have been going on, and with the complication of two men finding the authentic brooch that promises Lady Airin's hand in marriage, the book is definitely more romantic suspense than romance.
What I really enjoyed about this novel is the plot and storytelling. Although I pride myself on being observant and a prime book detective, I seriously had no idea who the killer was. The pacing of the book never slowed, never got boring. Just when you think things couldn't get worse, they do. Just when you think you know who the killer is, your theory gets proven wrong. I absolutely loved that about this book. I literally devoured this title because of this fantastic dynamic. The characters really complimented one another and Lady Airin's character truly shined in this work.
I would definitely give The Pendulum 5 out of 5 stars, and with the price so affordable, there's no reason to not experience this great read. And if you want to read more by Tarah Scott, check out Born Into Fire!