Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson

Midnight on the River Grey

She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . . After her elder 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 investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Grey...

Details Midnight on the River Grey

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

Reviews Midnight on the River Grey

  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Rachel McDaniel
    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raechel
    I love the author's writing stlye. I found the writing of this book to be just as captivating as her debut novel, "In the Shadow of Croft Towers", and I was easily enveloped within its pages right away!The mystery and intrigue were marvelous and kept you on the edge of your seat, just waiting to find out the whole truth. And once we did...goodness! This book will certainly bring you on an excellent adventure!The characters were very well written,...
  • OLT
    (2.5 stars) I read author Wilson's novel IN THE SHADOW OF CROFT TOWERS not too long ago and thought it wasn't too bad for a debut novel, so when her sophomore effort was offered as a Vine ARC, I decided to try it also.Well, in quality, it's pretty much on a par with the first. For a Christian genre book, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing, its inspirational message is not annoyingly preachy and pious. The main thrust of the plot is a mystery, ...
  • Rachael
    This was an interesting read with some great suspense and mystery as every character had something to hide.I liked the main character, but towards the end, she took some huge risks that just didn’t seem to be in character. I think Mr.Browning was my favorite character, and he seemed to stay in character.I was disappointed again that no faith theme is in this book. It’s really a General Fiction Read, not a Christian Fiction one.The plot is int...
  • Kerry Johnson
    Once I read In the Shadow of Croft Towers earlier this year, I could not wait to get Abigail Wilson's second novel.I adored it! Midnight on the River Grey is a multi-layered historical filled with mystery and romance, and the atmospheric quality of the setting is astounding.Midnight on the River Grey keeps the reader guessing, turning pages as we follow strong-willed Rebecca, who's mourning her older brother's death, supposedly at the hands of Le...
  • Ashley Johnson
    Midnight on the River Grey was another mysteriously enticing novel from Abigail Wilson!  This book was intriguing and peeked my curiosity as the characters endeavored to make sense of a variety of obscure circumstances and murders.   This plot kept me guessing and searching for answers until the end!  
  • Kerrie
    I received a copy of #Midnight on the River Gray from #Netgalley and #Thomas Nelson Publishers. I want to thank them for this Kindle version.This is a mystery and a romance. The setting is perfect: early 1800’s England and a mysterious castle. The main character Rebecca is a conflicted damsel in distress, yet she has spunk. She is very upset because her brother has been murdered under mysterious circumstances, her parents are dead, and she and ...
  • Wendy
    Abigail Wilson will be around for a very long time!I am amazed that this is only Abigail Wilson's 2nd book! She writes as though she is a seasoned author. It is fantastic!Rebecca is summoned to a very dark estate with a notorious history surrounding it to live with her newly appointed guardian, Lewis Browning. His reputation is dark, mysterious with a gruff persona. She finds it quite different when she gets to know him. Mysteries and emotions de...
  • 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...
  • Sarah
    “Two murders. One bridge. And the truth as elusive as the fog.”Such is the crux of the adventure and intrigue of Abigail Wilson’s “Midnight on the River Grey”. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but it also perfectly reflects the sinister ambiance that characterizes the novel. Atmospheric and foreboding, this book ushers in a sense of unease that lingers throughout the story. The setting further highlights this, with stunning descriptions ...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    I could not put this book down. From the setting, the descriptions and the eery feelings, to the subtly written love story, the mystery, and the unexpected surprises, Abigail Wilson has proven she is a force to be reckoned with in the historical fiction world. I had to keep reminding myself that this is only her second novel – that’s how good she writes! You are immediately sucked into not only the story line, but the setting itself. Wilson i...
  • Theresa
    Review originally posted at: https://thecalicobooks.wordpress.com/...*I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*After reading the synopsis of this book, I was instantly intrigued. I love a good mystery, and that is something Midnight on the River Grey definitely has!The thing I loved most about this book was the setting. It had such a gothic, dark vibe, without being t...
  • Erin
    My Thoughts on Midnight on the River Grey:Great read. New author to me but reading her bio made me want to get to know her. I love curling up with a good book and hiking as well so we must be kindred spirits. Oh and England is definitely a dream destination of mine. Let’s not even forget crazy little children, I have a few or more of those too.First things first. The book is definitely unique. You’ve got madness and spells(not the witchcraft ...
  • Doreen
    Wilson is a new author to me but she definitely caught my notice. I love books set in Regency England and mysteries and this blended both beautifully. Reading of the entailment at the beginning reminded me of “Pride and Prejudice” but Lewis Browning is nothing like Mr. Collins. Mr. Browning is handsome, young, and very much in control. He’s also dangerous and goes out on mysterious rides at night. When Rebecca Hunter hears news of her broth...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson is a historical Regency mystery filled with a creepy suspenseful setting and delightful characters. Wilson's novels reminded me a lot of Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte. A mysterious hero who takes in a heroine and the entire house acts as a mysterious character in the novel. The writing is exceptional because Wilson writes the story in first person, so as soon as Rebecca sees something or discovers...