Whitney is always a pleasant read and this one is no exception!!
AMETHYST DREAMS is about the mystery behind a missing person, Susan Trench. An old college friend of hers, Hallie Knight, is summoned by Susan's grandfather Nicholas Trench, to help figure out who killed Susan, and from there the novel begins. We learn about the people that meant most to Susan, and what Susan was all about. Who wanted her dead? And why?
Among the sub plots are Hallie's troubled marraige, Nicholas's relationships with his wife Anne, who was a famous artist now living on her own, and other various persons that lived on Top Sail Island and were somehow connected to Susan.
Another one that is great for light reading.
This was a pretty good book. Good characterization and it takes place in an unusual place -- a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. The plot kept me reading.
After answering a cry of help from her grandfather's friend, she disappears from home.Enter Nick and his
suspicious family. Lured into the mystery she finds bitterness, betrayal and menace.
Mystery from one of the best authors. Excellent read
Seeking shelter from her own broken dreams, hallie Knight answers a cryptic plea for help from Nicholas Trench, the grandfather of her dearest friend. Susan mysteriously diappeared from home one night off north Carolina's historical Topsail Island-and Hallie is Nick's last hope of findingher.
But surrounding Nick is a family as headstrong as they are suspicious-for at the heart of the matter is a vast inheritance. And as Hallie is lured deeper into a mystery nestled in a quagmire of bitterness, dark betrayal, and subtle menace, she becomes certain of one thing: this sunny, seaside paradise harbors dangerous and profoundly shattering secrets...
A great mystery...typical Phyllis Whitney
For several years, time and circumstance have managed to separate Hallie Knight and her old friend Susan Trench, but when Susan disappears from her grandfather's seaside home on historic Topsail Island, it is Hallie whom Nicholas Trench calls for help. When Hallie arrives from California, she finds the old man surrounded by an odd collection of friends and relatives, all of whom seem to know a little more than they're willing to tell about Susan Trench and her last days on Topsail. Underlying Hallie's anxiety about Susan as well as her growing concern for Nicholas Trench is the personal problem of her estrangement from a husband she loves. Threads intertwine and questions build to the pitch of what may be a fearful answer.
The story of Hallie Knight's search for her old friend, Susan Trench, who has disappeared from her wealthy grandfather's home on Topsail Island. I did not read this (found it, actually) but I know that Whitney is a very popular author.
Seeking shelter from her own broken dreams, Hallie Knight answers a cryptic call from Nicolas Trench, the grandfather of her dearest friend. Susan mysteriously disappeared from her home one night off North Carolina's historical Topsail Island -- and Hallie is Nick's last hope of finding her.
But surrounding Nick is a family as headstrong as they are suspicious -- for at the heart of the matter is a vast inheritance. And as Hallie is lured deeper into a mystery nestled in a quagmire of bitterness, dark betrayal, and subtle menace, she becomes certain of one thing: this sunny, seaside paradise harbors dangerous and profoundly shattering secrets...