I love the way Diane Tyrrel submerges herself - and the reader - in her settings. This book made me want to move, lock, stock, and barrel to the Sierras. The house is fascinating; you can tell she has done her research and has a love of old houses, beautiful woodwork, well-designed and built. The other book I read by Tyrell also impressed me by the Gothic, but not-gothic plot - and the women being of a more 21st-cent mindset, more apt to dropkick a guy rather than back up trembling in fear, or run off along a crumbling cliff. It was quite a page turner, with quite a handsome hero!
And right now I am going to order the one I haven't read yet - The Inn at Halfmoon Bay...
A GREAT MYSTERY, EVERYTIME I THOUGHT I FIGURED OUT WHO DONE IT I WAS WRONG, NEVER FIGURED IT AT TIL THE END
A Gothic Novel. " Sexy, and deliciously suspensful." This one is errie. Really, really good.
In the grand tradition of Victoria Holt and Barbara Michaels - a dazzling tale of a thoroughly modern woman who falls in love with the house of her dreams only to have it turn into her ultimate nightmare.
From back cover.
gothic horror story good book.
Contemporary romantic suspense. Good
Stacey falls in love with a rambling manor and buys it. She likes the fact that it's hours from work, on the edge of a forest, and her intriguing neighbor Brand. Then she starts getting threatening notes, phone hang-ups, harassment. Someone will stop at nothing to get her to leave--permanently.
I did not read this one. My mother loved it though. the back says "Classy, sexy, and deliciously suspenseful. Don't miss it!" - Linda Castillo