Book Review: Incognito
Author: Gregory Murphy
I loved this book. I don’t usually enjoy novels that take place in the early 1900’s, but Gregory Murphy has an incredible way with words, making the city of New York come alive on the pages.
I was fascinated by William. From the very beginning you can feel the tension and strain that emanates from his marriage. I immediately didn’t like his wife, Arabella, who was controlling and manipulative. It made it easier and almost welcoming when William started to feel a pull towards Miss Curtis.
This is a love story, but it’s so much more than that. The actual love story is almost on the back burner to the mystery that is William’s childhood and Miss Curtis’ own history. I found myself eager to read more because I wanted to find out what it was that William had suppressed all those years and what caused Miss Curtis to act the way that she did. This is the first book in a long time that I’ve read where I hadn’t figured it out by the time I reached the end. I was constantly surprised by the different twists that were thrown in, but none of them felt forced.
I also loved the subtleness that Gregory Murphy used in presenting some difficult subject matter. It was made obvious what was being talked about, without making the reader uncomfortable or being forced to guess what was really meant.
Incognito is a beautifully written novel and one I would highly recommend.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*