My review for The Innocents (Book 1) by C. A. Asbrey, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information).
Although this book is set in the Old West in the 1800s, this is no ordinary western and Abigail MacKay is no ordinary woman! She is in fact a Pinkerton Detective and is one feisty lady!
I loved this story from the beginning. Abigail is on the trail of Nat Quinn and Jake Conroy, the leaders of The Innocents, a gang that robs from the rich and not from the poor. She bumps into them right away, and a roller-coaster ride of sparring quips, subtle innuendo and humorous one-liners begins!
The story keeps you hooked right from the start, with fake Innocents, the buxom Pearl who runs the local high-class brothel, and various other quirky characters who all fit into the story by the end.
Well written, with lighthearted touches and more serious moments, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about forensics of the time and the steps they were making in catching criminals by using clues from their victims. Abigail is a wonderful character with a mysterious past, which I hope we’ll find out more about in the next books, while Nat and Jake are more complex than they seem.
I highly recommend this book, and can’t wait to read the next two in the series!