A slow burning mystery / ghost story / haunted house story with elements of romance, small town charm, and dark family secrets. A bit draggy in places, the story doesn't really get going until close to halfway through. No huge climax but the final few chapters do wrap it all up.
This is basically a cozy but with an undercurrent of evil. (Future bed and breakfast setting, a couple quirky characters, foodie references...all that's missing are a few recipes at the end.) For fans of supernatural mysteries. 3.5 stars for me. Got it free as a Prime book of the month offering.
This is my first review of the year (posted on Goodreads) in my quest to review 52 books in 2023. Here's the list so far...will update for each book read and reviewed. For the most recent post, click the label: book review (below this post, I think). I'll try to include links to my short reviews as I progress.
Books Read in 2023 (posted in order, plus review date)
- Razored Land by Charles Gramlich - post-apocalypse (not yet published, not reviewed)
- The Stroke of Winter by Wendy Webb - mystery (reviewed Jan 11)
- Feast of Fools, edited by Robert Poyton - an anthology of sword & sorcery
- Blackfoot Dawn by John Legg - western, book 2 in Mountain Times trilogy
- Laws and Prophecies by L. S. King - sword and planet, book 3 in Sword's Edge Chronicles
- Point of View - Better Writing through Stronger Narrative: Drake's Brutal Writing Advice by Maxwell Alexander Drake - non-fiction book on writing