Through a Darkening Glass

Through a Darkening Glass

by R.S. Maxwell (Author)

A mesmerizing World War II mystery about a Londoner who flees the city to write a novel and finds a truth stranger than fiction.

England, 1940. Literature student Ruth Gladstone evacuates Cambridge University for Martynsborough, a tiny English village with a shadowy history. For Ruth, retreating to a forgotten corner of the country is more than a safety maneuver; it’s an opportunity to end an undesirable engagement and begin writing her first novel.

But upon her arrival, Ruth learns of a ghostly wraith haunting the villagers after decades of silence. Although Ruth is enthralled by the legend, the locals are less charmed by the wraith’s return. They blame the evacuees—and among them, Ruth—for stirring up restless spirits.

Undeterred, Ruth joins forces with Malcolm, an injured soldier, to unravel the mystery of the wraith. As Ruth and Malcolm draw closer to the truth, they’ll unearth long-buried secrets that could threaten them both…even as they craft a forbidden love story of their own.

Embark on a literary journey through the pages of "Through a Darkening Glass" by R.S. Maxwell, a captivating novel that delves into the realms of mystery, suspense, and the exploration of self. This gripping story takes readers on a quest to uncover the truth amidst a complex web of secrets and hidden agendas.

The protagonist, Alice, finds herself in the midst of a tumultuous period as she grapples with the sudden disappearance of her fiancé, Alex. With each passing day, her anxiety intensifies as she desperately searches for answers and closure. As she digs deeper into the mystery surrounding Alex's whereabouts, she encounters a series of puzzling clues that lead her down a path of uncertainty and danger.

Alice's relentless pursuit of the truth uncovers a network of deceit and long-buried secrets that threaten to shatter her perception of reality. She encounters enigmatic characters with their own hidden motives, each playing a role in the unfolding drama. As the layers of deception peel away, Alice discovers that nothing is as it seems and that the truth lies within the darkest corners of the human heart.

With each chapter, the tension escalates as Alice navigates a treacherous labyrinth of lies and betrayals. She must confront her own inner demons and overcome her fears to uncover the truth. As the story progresses, the boundaries between reality and illusion blur, leaving Alice questioning her own sanity and the reliability of her memories.

R.S. Maxwell's writing style captivates readers with its vivid imagery, intricate plot, and exploration of human nature. "Through a Darkening Glass" is a thought-provoking novel that challenges readers to question their own perceptions and delve into the depths of the human psyche. As Alice's journey unfolds, readers will find themselves engrossed in a tale that keeps them on the edge of their seats until the very last page.


Lake Union Publishing
01 January 2023
Kindle Edition