Title: The Dark Unwinding
Author: Sharon Cameron
Rating: 5 stars
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.
First Steampunk book for 13X13 Challenge... I loved the story twists. I didn't know who was the bad guy until he pounced on the story. Plus I thought it was going to turn into a ghost story :)). Katherine is so level-headed for a girl her age its crazy but not that type of crazy. This was my first book by Sharon... and I can't wait to read book 2- which I got from Netgalley so soon I'll finish that. Lovely book!