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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Belfer Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The year is 1901. Buffalo, New York, is poised for glory. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is a model for the century just beginning. 

Louisa Barrett has made this dazzling city her home. Headmistress of Buffalo’s most prestigious school, Louisa is at ease in a world of men, protected by the titans of her city. But nothing prepares her for a startling discovery: evidence of a murder tied to the city’s cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls. This shocking crime--followed by another mysterious death--will ignite an explosive chain of events. For in this city of seething intrigue and dazzling progress, a battle rages among politicians, power brokers, and industrialists for control of Niagara. And one extraordinary woman in their midst must protect a dark secret that implicates them all…

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Liz | 2/18/2014

    " Historical fiction set in Buffalo at the turn of the last century, more or less. The main character didn't come across very convincingly to me, and the drama wasn't all that dramatic. I did enjoy the "other" main character - the power station under construction at Niagara Falls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christa | 2/14/2014

    " Enjoyed the majority of the story. I didn't buy the rape scene and thought the ending was tied up a bit too neatly. With the forementioned exceptions I enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sonja Livingston | 2/10/2014

    " I applaud anyone who wants to bring the rich history of western New York to the world through writing or art. The novel includes much information and research and provides a good "feel" for Buffalo at the turn of the century and what was at stake for the landscape and the people. That said, the main character was inconsistent and unbelievable, and the plot veered over the falls about a third of the way through. I enjoyed several of the strands of story, and was hooked enough to find out what happens (a good thing!) but I refused to be weighed down by the overly wrought story and for the final third of the novel, became a 7th grader reading the first lines of every other paragraph. Just pruning this novel would have made it stronger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marleen | 1/28/2014

    " Loved the historical details. Very delightful read. "

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