From Library Journal
Maud Hampden, aging family matriarch, talks Jessica Abbott, a former school teacher, into trying her hand at supervising her granddaughter, 14-year-old Leila Drew. Leila's father, Kingston, wants to send her to school in Colorado to remove her from the influence of her mother, Catherine, who exhibits the persona of a wicked stepmother. Three more men add to the triangles in this St. Croix mystery. Beth Porter's rendition of the stock characters in this dysfunctional family is well done. An innocuous romantic thriller that might appeal to young adults.