Review of Murder on Millionaires’ Row by Erin Lindsey
By: Gabi Rutherford
Rose Gallagher works as a housemaid in a brownstone on Fifth Avenue, which is a huge step up from the Five Points neighborhood that she comes from. All is great in the brownstone, as long as she keeps out of the housekeeper’s way, until her employer, Mr. Wiltshire, suddenly goes missing. The police think nothing of it, but Rose is sure that something terrible has happened, and she is determined to find him. The man who reported him missing is no help to Rose, which is very suspicious. Rose takes her search all over the city, including her home in Five Points. When she crosses paths with a ghost, her world becomes both widened and flipped upside down, and her search for Mr. Wiltshire becomes even more essential.
Erin Lindsey did a wonderful job of constructing this novel. Rose is such a strong and bold heroine, which is very refreshing. The trials that Rose must go through to solve the answers to her questions make the reader want to keep reading. Rose goes through a lot in this novel, but it makes her understand the world that she lives in better. There is also a lot of bonds and friendships that are made throughout this novel, and it is interesting to see how the characters all come together. Overall, Erin Lindsey wrote a fantastic novel.
I really enjoyed this novel. I must say that it was a bit difficult to get into it, as it does start kind of slow, but after the first chapter the pace of the novel picks up. Since the story is based in the early 20th Century, it was very interesting to read and think about what New York City was like during that time. I also loved that the story is told through a young woman’s eyes, especially since she was someone who had worked her way up. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who are into mysteries, sci-fi, or historical fiction.