Secrets, Love, Lies, Murder – the legacy passes through the generations 2017 – At Armstrong House, Kate and Nico Collins are looking forward to a bright future with their young son Cian. When archaeologist Daniel Byrne arrives in the area to investigate life there during the Great Famine, he soon crosses paths with Kate. Through Daniel’s work, Kate is horrified todiscoverSecrets, Love, Lies, Murder – the legacy passes through the generations2017 – At Armstrong House, Kate and Nico Collins are looking forward to a bright future with their young son Cian. When archaeologist Daniel Byrne arrives in the area to investigate life there during the Great Famine, he soon crosses paths with Kate. Through Daniel’s work, Kate is horrified todiscover that a vicious sexual assault occurred in their home in the 1860s when the occupants were Nico’s ancestors Lord Edward and his wife Lady Anna. Kate sets out to use all her investigative skills to discover the circumstances of the crime, the identity of the victim and the guilty party. 1860s – After Lawrence, the long-awaited heir to the Armstrong Estate, is born Lord Edward and Lady Anna take great joy in watching him grow up. But somebody else is watching – Edward’s cousin Sinclair who has always felt cheated of the Armstrong legacy by the unexpected birth of Lawrence. As Anna’s past comes back to haunt her, life at the house is a tangled web of deceit, blackmail and betrayal that shatters in the summer of 1865. 2017 – As Kate’s detective work edges closer to discovering the truth behind the assault, she and Daniel uncover a mystery that goes much deeper. Kate realises that if the truth is ever revealed it will not only destroy the legacy of the Armstrong family but also her marriage to Nico....
|Title||:||The Legacy of Armstrong House|
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The Legacy of Armstrong House Reviews
I love A O Connor's books and they are an automatic buy for me. This is the third in what appears to be a series about Armstrong House. It is helpful to read the first two but you could also read this as a story on it's own.In the present we have Kate and Nico Collins and their son Cian. They now own Armstrong House. Nico is an Armstrong descendant. Kate is very into the history of the house and has already made a film about it, The Secrets of Armstrong House, (which is the title of the second book in the series) and is now contemplating another one. In the past we have Anna and Edward and their son Laurence who live in the house. Edward's cousin Sinclair, works for Edward managing the estate. He is married to Dinah Hunter and they have a son Harry and live in nearby Hunter's Lodge. They are very resentful of the fact that they are the poor relations and plot and plan a way to get their hands on the estate.What follows is a story that shows what the Aristocracy was really like in the day. The things they did and the things they accepted just to keep up a front and not 'disgrace the family name', was incredible. The story twists and turns and twists again. This, the past story, was my favorite part. In the present day we have a marriage that is going through a rocky patch. Then Kate's sister turns up unannounced and adds fuel to the fire. There is a real twist at the end of this part which I didn't see coming at all which was great.There were one or two little niggles. If anything things ironed out a bit too easily in both eras. There was a side story about a maid which for me just petered out. I thought that could have been developed a bit more.Also in this edition there were quite a few typos which irritated me when reading. A great read though and I would recommend it. Even though I said it could be a stand alone, it would enhance the experience if the books were read in order.
So I'm at the Dublin Airport and realize my phone battery won't last until I get back to Toronto. I go into WH Smith and see this book. It sounds interesting so I buy it. Well, I started it while waiting to board my flight and finished it as we were landing in Toronto. It was freaking amazing. It was also the second in a series but reading the first wasn't required although I do want to read it.Kate and Nico Collins live in his ancestral home, Armstrong House. To maintain it they run tours and Kate did a docudrama about one of Nico's notorious ancestors. Now archaeologist, Daniel Byrne, appears. He is excavating a mass famine grave in the area and is interested in the Armstrong family as Lady Anna Armstrong was a major benefactor of the victims who lived on her husband's estate. Also appearing is Valerie, Kate's problem child sister. She is a drunk, a liar and a thief but hey, she's family.The book also moves into the 1800s and explores the life of Lady Anna, her husband, Sir Edward and their son, Lawrence as well as Edward's jealous and cruel cousin, Sinclair, his wife, Diana and their evil son, Harry.The story moves seamlessly through between the two stories. I am thrilled to have found a new author and can't wait to read more.
Good Ending to TrilogyThe story of Armstrong House and it's many occupants over the centuries is a suspenseful, fun and historical ride!I thoroughly enjoyed each book for its captivating story line.This last book needed much better editing!!! The spelling errors, unneeded words, missing words, punctuation issues, etc. were especially annoying in the last chapters! Someone did not do their job well on this edition!
The Legacy of Armstrong House (Armstrong House Series Book 3)All the secrets of Armstrong House will be reveal or will it? Nico and Kate's marriage is in trouble, Armstrong House is in financial trouble again and Kate's sister has come for a visit. Great ending and a great love and family history.
Secrets This series was very interesting. It contains everything. Romance, murder, family secrets. You get to know the family and come to understand what some people would go through to keep family secrets. Each book opened up a little more over the centuries of the Armstrong family life. They would do anything to keep the family name from being tarnished.
4.5 stars. (Upgraded from 4 stars, as I realised that I was raging I was finished it, earlier today).Review to follow...
Great suspenseA true page turner. The suspense kept me reading and reading. The final book in The House series wrapped up the Armstrongs neatly.
The final book in the Armstrong house series. Another great read by A O’Connor