To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano is the third book in the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series and features the owner of the agency, Eunice Holbrooke.
When Arthur Livingston shows up at the Bleeker Street Agency to hire the team to look into a missing person who just happens to be her, the reader knows they’re in for some high jinks.
My Review of To Disguise the Truth
The banter between Arthur and Eunice started on page one and just kept getting better.
There was a lot of drama, twists, and turns in this story, some of which I didn’t see coming but I enjoyed every one.
The Characters in To Disguise the Truth
If you have read any of the Bleecker Street books you would have already had an idea that Eunice was hiding a secret or two. This book reveals several layers of her personality each one more intriguing than the last.
Arthur was a good fit for her though at first, he seemed to be getting off on the wrong foot with her. He was a strong character who was willing to jump in when she needed help or to step back when she didn’t.
Both Arthur and Eunice had some growing up to do and the reader gets to experience their growth in the pages of this novel.
Though the focus was on getting to know Eunice, the woman behind the veil, the characters from books one and two make brief appearances and it was great to see how they have grown and progressed as well.
Eunice has some interesting characters in her family and I’d like to see how they’ve grown in another year or so.
The Themes in To Disguise the Truth
Readers will be reminded that they can turn their troubles over to God and actually trust Him to take care of them.
Another theme that I picked up in this novel was the importance of fighting for those who can’t or are unable to fight for themselves. One of the cases worked in To Disguise the Truth had several members going undercover at a mental asylum.
Eunice and her team fought to defend those women who couldn’t fight for themselves.
Final Thoughts on To Disguise the Truth
I appreciated the social commentary that was expertly woven into this novel.
This third and final book is a great addition to the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency series. It is filled with interesting, quirky characters that made reading the book fun.
I hope there are spin-offs because there are characters I’d like to see again. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required. Purchase To Disguise the Truth on Amazon | Baker Books
About To Disguise the Truth
When a man arrives at the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, anxious to hire them to find a missing heiress, Eunice Holbrooke realizes her past has finally caught up with her . . . and that she may no longer be able to hide under the disguise that has kept her safe for so long.
Arthur Livingston’s goal in life is to make his mark on the world as a mining industrialist, but after the man who could help him achieve his goal is murdered, Arthur feels compelled to seek justice for the family–but he’s left with more questions than answers after the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency refuses to take on his case.
Desperate to conceal her real identity and avoid the irritatingly handsome Arthur, Eunice takes on a different case that requires her to go deep undercover and entangles her in one troublesome situation after another.
When other secrets come to light, Eunice has no choice but to confront her past, hopeful that it will set her free but knowing it could very well place her life–and the lives of those she loves–in jeopardy.
About Jen Turano
Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal.
She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist.
When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.
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