Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson

Midnight on the River Grey

Can one develop feelings for the man you swore to see hanged? That’s just what Rebecca fears she has done in this Gothic Regency romance. After her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investiga...

Details Midnight on the River Grey

TitleMidnight on the River Grey
Release DateJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Regency, Christian

Reviews Midnight on the River Grey

  • Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestChristian fiction is not usually a genre of books I usually read because I am not religious, and tend to find the overwhelmingly sanctimonious and preachy messages of some of these books troubling at best and extremely uncomfortable at worst. But there's one thing I can't say no to, and that's a Gothic romance novel. MIDNIGHT ON THE RIVER GREY had a great cover and concept, and it had a plus-...
  • ✨ Gramy ✨
    ..I listened to the audible version of Midnight on the River Grey, narrated by Laura Kirman. I was equally surprised and delighted with the audible presentation. DESCRIPTION: Can one develop feelings for the man you swore to see hanged? That’s just what Rebecca fears she has done in this Gothic Regency romance. After her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by...
  • Melissa Tagg
    I REALLY loved this book! I enjoyed this author's first book, but this one hooked me even more. The romance was steady and believable, and the mystery had enough twists and turns to easily keep me turning pages. And the both the voice and the atmosphere of the story were just pitch perfect! Also, I appreciated the small tie-in with the author's first book. (Also, dare I hope we get Torrington's story down the road??) Highly recommend!
  • Fiction Aficionado
    I adore the Gothic atmosphere Abigail Wilson creates in her Regency novels. Even descriptions of perfectly mundane details, such as the room the characters are in and the time of day, are carefully calculated to perpetuate that delicious sense of uncertainty and nervousness: On Saturday night, Aunt Jo and I gathered in the drawing room, the dark night lurking beyond the curtains, a chill hovering just beyond the reach of the large fireplace.” I...
  • Hallie Szott
    4.5With a story just as suspenseful and eerie as In the Shadow of Croft Towers, Abigail Wilson kept me intrigued from beginning to end. Midnight on the River Grey captures the gothic feel of mystery well, and I completely enjoyed it.In the wake of her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter finds herself under the guardianship of Lewis Browning, the man she suspects is responsible for her loss. With first-person narration, the subsequent tal...
  • Staci
    Satisfying historical mystery novel!Rebecca Hunter is determined not to marry because of her mother's mental illness. She is also determined to find out who murdered her brother. She is a spunky main character that doesn't like being told what to do, especially by Lewis Browning.The mystery of who murdered Jacob was entertaining to see unravel. The slowly blossoming romance was delightful. Secondary characters Aunt Jo and Sophie added to the nove...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Let me start off by saying I loved the premise and FEEL of this book. It was dark, yet not heavy. It felt almost gothic in nature, I was all for it.I instantly fell for our mysterious hero, Mr. Lewis Browning. *insert literally ALL of the heart eyes* He was my FAVORITE part of the whole book, and I might have cried a little when I realized we weren't going to get his perspective at all.He was so dark, and mysterious, yet there was such good in hi...
  • Elizabeth Dragina
    Well I'm going to attempt to do something good to this book. It did heal me of some of this disease readers call "a reading slump". Where to begin??It was a cold dark night, the moon was shadowed by clouds and a fog had grown up around the river. The bridge was slick and my was horse tired, or maybe it was I who was tired. In my daze I couldn't tell. The night was eerily quiet, far to quiet to mean anything good. The next second an alarming sound...
  • Rachel McMillan
    This book grabs you and keeps you in its finely-tuned world. Equal parts romance and mystery, Wilson excels at characterization and intricate setting. While clearly at home alongside perennial favourites such as Julie Klassen, Mimi Matthews and Sarah Ladd, Wilson's voice is distinctively her own and her heroes are--in short-- to die for.
  • Cara Putman
    The story is told in first person and has a gothic feel to it thanks to the large estate and crumbling mansion. The heroine is determined to find justice, and the hero is misunderstood and appealing. A great combination of characters, plot, and setting. I was immediately sucked into the world the author created.
  • Kav
    Gothic + Regency = this reader reeling in a tilt-a-whirl of frenzied delight! Taking a page from classic Gothic Romance authors such as Victoria Holt and Phyllis A. Whitney, Abigail Wilson has added her own flare to this genre which has been experiencing a revival of sorts in recent years. All the elements are here -- an isolated estate, an enigmatic guardian, the threat of madness, all cloaked in mystery. Whsssst -- an atmospheric shiver just tr...
  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    Having heard wonderful things about Wilson's debut novel, I, of course, leaped at the chance to nab a copy of Midnight on the River Grey. And I'm so glad I did! From page one, this book drew me right into the story and I did not want to put it down. Wilson has a beautiful writing style that fits the time period so perfectly and drew me right into the story. Everything down to the characters' dialogue is so perfectly accurate, although there were ...
  • Melanie
    Midnight on the River Grey was a captivating read. It started off slowly, but the story drew me in and I ended up really enjoying the book. I liked how it had so many twists and the mystery wasn't easy to guess.The characters were well written. I found the heroine, Rebecca, to be a bit reckless at times, but I liked how she wasn't afraid of finding out the truth. Lewis was an interesting character...I didn't know at first whether he was a good gu...
  • Joleen
    Having finished a book by Abigail Wilson not long ago I was wanting more. This did not disappoint. Quite a mystery set in the Regency era that kept me guessing all the way through. Rebecca's home in London is sold and she's moved to Greybourne Hall, the country estate of Lewis Browning, her new guardian who she never knew up to this point, and whom she believes may be responsible for the recent death of her only brother, Jacob. Having no other ch...
  • The Sherlock
    this book was absolutely amazing! Im obsessed. I am sooo totally getting the rest of her books in the future! That ending... I’m speechless. Nope I’m beyond speechless. I’m so speechless I have words again!!!!! IT WAS THAT GOOD!!! It reminded me of Jane Eyre/Jane Austen. I highly recommend this book to everyone in existence. This one gets all of the stars!
  • Melissa
    I have been waiting months to read this! Ever since reading and loving Abigail's debut novel in January, I knew I HAD to read this one. I am happy to say it did not disappoint! It was a bit of a slower start for me and it took a bit for me to really connect to the characters, but once I did I was hooked. The mystery was great and had a couple twists I did not see coming which I really liked about the book. It connects to her first book(which I HI...
  • Joleen
    Tennessee Reads (Overdrive) had the audio version of this book, so I picked it up. I actually enjoyed it more than reading it. Great narration.
  • Clara
    Well, that kept me on the edge of my seat!I can easily point out my favourite part of historical suspense novels, the prose! It’s lyrical and pulls you in easily. You get lost in the emotions, tension and scenes.Abigail Wilson has delivered this to a T while also bringing authenticity. She’s certainly becoming a voice to keep an eye out for.Rebecca Hunter is a mixture of light and darkness. She’s spunky, outspoken and confident. But deep do...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    “Midnight on the River Grey” is Abigail Wilson’s second novel which I quite enjoyed. This is a regency mystery that will keep the pages turning and full of intrigue. Although the whodunit is a bit predictable, the authors fills the pages with many unexpected twists and turns. Fans of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters will love this!I wasn’t sure of what to think about any of the characters at first, but as the story continued, they began...
  • Dana Michael
    A wonderful read. This book is a regency era mystery with romance. I love reading regency era books and I love mysteries, so put them together and you have a win win situation. I thoroughly enjoyed it.*I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
  • Rachel
    My anticipation was high for this book. I love Wilson's style and twists and turns. She keeps the tensions high throughout the whole story and ties up the various pieces in a neat little bow by the end of the story.Rebecca and Lewis are thrown together by desperate circumstances. When mysterious rumors concerning her brother's death begin to surface, Rebecca finds more questions around every corner.I love the feel of Wilson's Gothic Regency stori...
  • Susan
    4.5 starsMidnight on the River Grey is a must read for readers who love gothic suspense. It is filled with dark family secrets, spies, unsolved murder, a sweet romance and a beautiful atmospheric setting. With an independent heroine and an enigmatic hero, the predictable but sweet romance was fun to watch unfold. The mysterious setting of Greybourne Hall almost appears as a character itself under the skillful pen of Abigail Wilson. The beautiful ...
  • MJSH
    Another stellar read from Abigail Wilson! Written from first person perspective of main character Rebecca, the book has intrigue and danger of 1811 England shrouded in foreboding, chill-inducing Gothic-like mystery, deliciously crisp and witty dialogue, deeply layered and rich characters, a sweet and tender romance, and a plot that twists and turns to make it an incredible historical romantic suspense. From the prologue, Rebecca’s plight will d...
  • Loraine
    This new-to-me author swept me away with this wonderful suspense novel that reminded me a lot of Victoria Holt's Gothic suspense.Rebecca Hunter's mother has died, and her father is already dead. Lewis Browning has been appointed her guardian, and she will be moving to Greybourne Hall. She is not thrilled to be living with Mr. Browning and her Aunt Jo as a chaperone because she is sure he is responsible for her brother's death. Set in a spooky, da...
  • Rachel Scott
    2:02 am. This is the exact time I finished Abigail Wilson’s sophomore novel Midnight on the River Grey. And coming from a woman who prizes her sleep just as much as her dark chocolate, this is a huge credit to the author. But seriously, this novel! With its engaging plot, heart-sighing romance, and hard-to-guess mystery, I’m going to be in a story-fog for quite some time! From the first page, the heroine, Rebecca, impressed me with her grit. ...
  • Chautona Havig
    Why Do Christians Love Books about Sin and Sorrow?Midnight on the River Grey should read like one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Sin, sorrow, secrets combine into a plot that I absolutely couldn’t put down. To avoid TMI, I’ll just say that I didn’t put it down… even when perhaps I should have.This was my second book by Abigail Wilson and it will not be my last. Not by a long shot. If the character of Rebecca hadn’t first caught my attent...
  • eyes.2c
    Dangerous persistence!A young woman who has fears of descending into madness like her mother, a dead older brother, a mysterious guardian, a supportive aunt and a rather cute small dog all figure in this Regency mystery.Things come together when Rebecca Hunter is forced to leave London to stay with her now guardian Mr. Lewis Browning at the large and inhospitable Greybourne Hall.It appears that in this supposedly safe place, death doesn't stop wi...
  • Breny
    Wow. Every time I think historical fiction can't surprise me anymore, a new book surpasses my expectations. This book is a mix of Jane Eyre, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and Jane Austen. In other words, it has the best of both worlds, period. Yeah, so I FREAKING loved this book soooo much! It's been a breath of fresh air, and its uniqueness was wonderful! The premise hooked me like crazy, and I couldn't wait to get my copy soon enough. As I mentio...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2LMIIG5Abigail Wilson is a fresh voice in the historical romance genre and I enjoyed every minute reading Midnight on the River Grey. With a style reflective of the gothic romances of Victoria Holt and the Regency romances of Georgette Heyer, the author has captured the atmospheric feel of the era. Just picture Rebecca’s first sighting of Greybourne Hall, the country estate of Lewis Browning …Yea...
  • Barbara
    This is the new book by Abigail Wilson which I have had the privilege and pleasure to read before the release date. I loved it! Here is a little tease of what it's about...She knew the house was keeping secrets, if only the darkness would speak....After her elder brother's death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning, known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.... susp...