DARK UNWINDING by Sharon Cameron

A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!

When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.

Rating: PG 13
V: Some tense scenes
S: No
L: No

 Thrills, chills and suspense all in one story. 
Katharine is raised in an abusive home by her aunt, who sends her away to check on an odd uncle. The aunt claims the uncle is insane and wasting all of her poor, fat boys inheritance. When Katharine arrives, she finds secrets, imagination and possibly love. And a whole village of people who help her uncle with his inventions plus keep him safe.
I like the way Ms. Cameron weaves her story. Her words are eloquent and insightful. I also loved the individual characters. Katharine had a great character arc as did many of the characters. 
This book is in my top ten fav reads of 2012.

The cover

The ending

4 1/2 STARS


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