Library Journal reviews The Impersonator
A great review for The Impersonator from the Library Journal. I particularly like the reviewers clever last line about the killer not planning to let Jessie act anymore, anywhere. Wish I’d thought of that!
“In 1917, a young heiress went missing from her family’s Oregon manor, and seven years later, her fortune will be distributed if she doesn’t return soon to claim it. A con artist–Uncle Oliver–finds a charming vaudevillian actress willing to tackle the role of Jessie Carr; the deal is they will split the money. The new Jessie handles her part with aplomb, winning over most of the Car family. But the orphan actress gradually realizes how much she likes this new lifestyle and family, and she finds the web of deceit a struggle. Unfortunately, the deadline looms, and someone sinister hasn’t been fooled at all. That person doesn’t plan to let “Jessie” act anymore, anywhere. VERDICT: Miley’s clever historical debut successfully portrays an intricate puzzle featuring multiple cons. Her protagonist dazzles us with her fearlessness. Inspired by Josephine Tey’s Brat Farrar, Miley’s stand-alone is the winner of the Minotaur Books. Mystgery Writers of America First Drime Novel Competition.”