Series: Maiden Lane #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 26th 2012
Another Hoyt Masterpiece. Thief of Shadows is the fourth book in Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series. It tells the story of Winter Makepeace and Lady Isabel Beckinhall. If you haven’t read the other books — don’t read this one first. Not because the story isn’t self contained. It definitely is. But there are things revealed in this book that are secrets in the first three books. The romance between Winter and Isabel is hot and yet sweet and deep. Both characters have secrets. What Hoyt does in a magnificent fashion is layer her characters. They are never stereotypes. They are memorable and bigger than life and thus impossible to forget. I’ve read all her books multiple times because I continue to think about the characters and the language that Hoyt uses is compelling and lyrical. I highly recommend Thief of Shadows and any and all of Hoyt’s Maiden Lane books.