Jean Ross Ewing's "Illusion"

Illusion - Jean Ross Ewing

I agree with Res' review of this one: "Pretty dreadful. People's backstory is withheld for insane periods of time and then regurgitated in great chunks of dialog almost (but not quite) just in time to stop you from strangling them because you thought they had no good reason to behave the way they did. Secondary characters are trustworthy because Nigel says they "cannot be suspected" (and he's always right), or else they change apparent sides every fifty pages to make for more suspense. "