As a mystery lover I was excited to start reading this Christian suspense novel. The only bad news is that I enjoyed it so much that I finished it much too quickly. The author drew me into the spell of this book immediately. Her ability to build suspense made me nervous and anxious from page one. Somehow this quaint small town and its residents felt spooky and odd, filled with secrets. This sense of eeriness was so palpable that I found myself extremely frustrated when the lead character trusted the new people in her life immediately. I wanted to scream at her not to be so trusting but of course she was a lonely, heart-broken, vulnerable young lady without the knowledge that she was the main character in a suspense novel. ? This story was spell-binding and I just had to keep reading to figure out what would happen. Which is always the problem with a good book – you can’t stop reading but then you’re disappointed when the book is finished too soon. Looking forward to reading another one of Therese Heckenkamp’s books.
“Don’t trust anyone…” So whispers Robin’s mother just moments before she dies.
Uprooted from all she’s ever known, Robin Finley is on the verge of turning 18 when she is forced to her mother’s old hometown to live with an uncle she’s never met. The town is small, but it shelters big secrets. Robin encounters two mysterious young men, a tragic mansion, and disturbing questions about the past. While unraveling the threads of her mother’s shrouded life, Robin meets more confusion. Her soul longs for peace and her heart yearns for love–yet she’s consumed by suspicion and fear. Why did her mother flee this town so many years ago and never return? Robin’s determination to discover the truth ensnares her in a tangled web that spans the years and threatens to destroy her future.