I stumbled across Donna Anders by accident and am thrilled to have found such a wonderful writer. The chapters were short and suspenseful pulling me into the story line with every word written. Never, did I feel that the author was embarking with needless chitchat or useless information.
Unlike some serial killer novels, the author did not focus on the killings themselves, but the stalking and mystery of uncovering a deep, dark secret in the Hawthorne family history. Lock your doors and windows if you're reading this one late into the night, because you never know when you'll get a little spooked just reading this fantastic book written by Donna Anders.
Savannah Blum is excited to write a book about the wealthy Hawthorne family of New York. That is until she begins to uncover disturbing facts concerning the family history that may be connected to a thirty year old serial murder case. Someone is hunting her, warning Savannah to stop researching into the Hawthorne's past. Realizing that it may already be too late for that, Savannah quickly becomes the killers next victim in line to pay the price.
The Hawthorne's extremely handsome and sexy grandson, Simon is paying extra attention to Savannah and her inquiry into the family, but can he be trusted? Does he know more about the past than he admits? Is he really attracted to Savannah, or is Simon using the sexual attraction between them to get answers? It is up to Savannah to find the truth. Even if that means putting her own life in danger.
Is it worth buying?
Some readers may not be captivated by the plot at first, but Donna Anders does a superb job of writing an excellent mystery that will keep the reader quickly turning pages. Can't wait to read more by this author.
not my kind of mystery writing.....
Not my usual genre, but recommended highly by Ann Rule so I read it - and really enjoyed it!
The fact that Donna Anders is able to spook me in print says a lot, as she tells the story of Savannah, a midwestern girl contracted to write the family history of a New York / New Jersey wealthy & eccentric family with a deep rooted family secret that SOMEONE is afraid will be uncovered by the aspiring writer. I recommend this book!