Aug 23 2017

Can’t-Wait Wednesday #5 City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady #1) by Victoria Thompson

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 36 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!


I love this era of time, everything about just fascinates me. And Elizabeth sounds like she will be pretty badass too. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one for sure. And November isn’t too far off either. 🙂 That cover is Amazing also!!



City of Lies
Series: Counterfeit Lady #1
by Victoria Thompson
Expected Publication: November 1st 2017
Published: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

An exciting new series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles—from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.
Every woman plays a part—but some are more dangerous than others…

Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own.

She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species—an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she’s playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who’s biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.


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36 Responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday #5 City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady #1) by Victoria Thompson”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I really like the cover of this book. I don’t read in this time period because all the society manners stuff bores me so I’m not really likely to read it. It does sound interesting so I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    This one does have a great cover. I’m not sure if the description pulls me in, but I’ve been in a slump recently so I’ve been really picky adding to my TBR. I hope you enjoy this one!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. Vi @Inkvotary

    This cover looks very familiar to me. I don´t read books set in that time, but it really does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

  4. Silvia

    I love this Era as well, and I really like this genre, so I believe we agree I need to add this book to my TBR pile 😉

  5. Literary Feline

    I am really excited about reading this one too. I have heard great things about Thompson’s books, but haven’t read any of them. I love the time period as well. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Maria Behar

    OMG, Jenea!!!! This sounds SO FREAKING GOOD!!!! I NEED this book right NOW!!! What a TERRIFIC pick!! Not only do I LOVE that cover, but the plot is VERY exciting!! As for Elizabeth outwitting some guy, that sounds SO funny, too!! So I’m adding this one to my Goodreads shelves right away!! Thanks for putting this book on my radar!! <3 <3

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! <3 🙂

  7. Heidi

    I knew I recognized your name when it started popping up on my blog. Welcome back. I am glad to hear you are feeling better and back to blogging! Sorry I have been a bit absent lately, lots going on at the end of summer for us. I will be in and out. Anyway, this looks like a fantastic book. I will look for it in the Fall.

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