Be transported to the height of the jazz age in Kristy Cambron’s newest novel, The Illusionist’s Apprentice. Kristy’s newest offering, introduces us to Wren Lockhart, the late Harry Houdini’s apprentice. Wren is a strong woman and has spent years building walls of protection around herself, but when she is tossed into a web of mystery, she is forced to team up with FBI agents Elliot Matthews and Connor Finnegan.
This may be my favorite Cambron novel (I know I say that about everyone of her books, but really). It has suspense, mystery, a strong heroine that must be rescued by the scarred and battered cop (FBI agent, but still . . . you know my soft spot for stories involving cops), and all of this taking place in my favorite time era! It’s safe to say I loved everything about this book! I love Agent Matthews and how gentle he was towards breaking down Wren’s walls. Loved their story—give me all the lovey feels. This book releases tomorrow, but I was honored to be able to read and review a ARC. If you pre-order before tomorrow, you’ll receive a special gift! You’ll def want to jump on this offer (and right now, the paperback is just a little over $8—you can’t beat that!)
And don’t miss the launch party tomorrow night!
More about The Illusionist’s Apprentice
Not all illusions happen on the stage.
Wren Lockhart, apprentice to master illusionist Harry Houdini, uses life on a vaudeville stage to
escape the pain of her past. She continues her career of illusion after her mentor’s death, intent on burying her true identity.
But when a rival performer’s act goes tragically wrong, the newly formed FBI calls on Wren to speak the truth—and reveal her real name to the world. She transfers her skills for misdirection from the stage to the back halls of vaudeville, as she finds herself the unlikely partner in the FBI’s investigation. All the while Houdini’s words echo in her mind: Whatever occurs, the crowd must believe it’s what you meant to happen. She knows that if anyone digs too deep, secrets long kept hidden may find their way to the surface—and shatter her carefully controlled world.
Set during one of the richest, most vibrant eras in American history, this Jazz Age novel of illusion, suspense, and forgotten pasts is perfect for fans of The Magician’s Lie, challenging all to find the underpinnings of faith on their own life’s stage.
“Prepare to be amazed by The Illusionist’s Apprentice.” —Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician’s Lie and Girl in Disguise
More about Kristy Cambron
Kristy Cambron has a background in art and design, but she fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. She is the bestselling author of THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE, named to Publishers Weekly Spring 2016 Religion & Spirituality TOP 10. Her novels have been named to Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books and RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best lists, and received a 2015 INSPY Awards nomination for best debut novel. THE ILLUSIONIST’S APPRENTICE (HarperCollins, 2017) is her fourth novel.
Kristy holds a degree in Art History from Indiana University, and has 15 years experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation. Kristy lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.
*A complimentary ARC of this book was given to me by the publisher. While a positive review was not required, it was heartily given.