This was my first by Kate Wilhelm, but definitely won't be my last. Wilhelm's style of writing is subtle and works its way under your skin. It's not a hardcore mystery or psychological thriller, but the author is able to draw you in so slowly and subtly that you don't even realize you're hooked. When Abby's father, Jud, a bestselling novelist is murdered in his lakeside cabin, Abby sets out to find out who the murderer is. Others around Abby believe they know who it is, but the dawning realization takes Abby a little longer to accept. Even better is Abby's father's ability to take actual events and people and change them just enough to use in his books. And, of course, the identity of Jud's murderer is hidden in his final novel. This is a wonderfully woven story with believable characters and events.
Enjoyable story about a daughter who Father is murdered at a remote cabin. There are no clues and no suspects. As she seeks the secrets of his life, through his published and non published books, her life become in danger. Kate Wilhelm is one of my fav authors.
Interesting book. I did like it but unlike others I had a hard time getting through the middle. The premise of the story was great and the unraveling of her fathers life and death was suspenseful & interesting. The only problem I had was that I could have easily skipped the middle of the book and not missed it at all.
When her father is shot dead at his house on an Oregon lake, feisty young Abby Vickers sets out to determine the identity of the murderer. Abby's dad, Judson, was a renowned author and a ladies' man, and there are plenty of scorned women to put on the list of suspects. There's also Abby's own husband....
Abby Conners must re-evaluate all of her safe assumptions about life as she probes for possible hidden messages in her father's last novel that might reveal his killer.
A GREAT BOOK.
Jud Connors, a succesful writer is found murdered in his cabin. His daughter cannot understand what has happened. She can't believe that anyone would want her father dead. She begins to investigate and finds that the killer's identity is hidden in her father's latest novel that he finsihed just weeks before he died. As she tried to figure out the clues, her own life is in danger. This book was awesome! Very suspenseful and full of suspicious characters, any one of whom could be the killer. It will keep you reading and guessing till the very end!
When Jud Connors, a successful writer, is found murdered in his isolated cabin in the woods of Oregon, his daughter Abby's world starts to fall apart. Who wanted her father dead and why? More puzzling is how anyone could have gotten to the cabin undetected. Was the murderer someone Jud new?
As Abby embarks on her own investigation, she soon realizes that the clue to the murderer's identity is buried in her father's latest novel, finished just weeks before his death. But will she be able to see through the fiction in time--before the killer comes after her?
When a reclusive writer is found shot to death in his remote Oregon cabin, it's up to his daughter and his friends to try to untangle the mystery of his life, and his death, regardless of where the path leads.