I have read the Into the Wildnerness series of books so when I saw a new book out by Sara Donati, I ordered it straight away. It is a stand alone book but some of the characters are descendents of the people in the series.
The Gilded Hour is a powerhouse of a book – a ripper read. There is a series of abominable crimes (think a sort of Jack the Ripper) but the main protagonists are very well characterised – although the main male felt a tad anachronistic in his attitudes to me. The book is set in 1883 and in New York.
One of the villains felt so villainous that it was a bit unbelievable – but then I found out from the author's notes that this person was real!
Highly recommended. I can't tell you why the title was chosen because I am no wiser about that after reading the book.