Skeletons Author:Kate Wilhelm Lee Donne's family is gifted. Her mother has three doctorates, her father is an economics genius, and her grandfather is a world renowned Shakespearean scholar. Lee's own gift, if you could call it that, is an eidetic memory that seems to maintain a visual representation of everything she's ever seen. For the most part, this gift is useless; ... more »it certainly hasn't helped Lee in college, where she's just spent four years drifting from major to major, with no degree in sight.
Without a job or prospects, Lee is relieved to be housesitting her grandfather's isolated Oregon home. But her stay soon becomes a nightmare when she is tormented by strange and menacing noises at night. Emboldened by a visit from her friend Casey, Lee finds that the source of these haunting sounds is an all-too-human force--a young and well-respected man.
He knew that Lee's grandfather would be away, but what could he have been looking for? The search for answers takes Lee from the Pacific Northwest to the streets of New Orleans.
Using her strange gift as she probes into her family's past, Lee uncovers secrets more far-reaching and sinister than she ever could imagine.« less
Wilhelm elevates a ho-hum plot into a suspenseful narrative that sheds light on a dark chapter in history and illuminates
its effect on three generations of an American family. This is an unusual coming-of-age story about a young woman who finds
her destiny in a place she never expected to discover it.
This story is not your light mystery. Depth and endless complications.
This story has the understanding of human nature, right or wrong.
Alot of emotional violence. Plausible and entertaining.
I have read some of her other books and enjoyed them.
I have read other books by the author and they were much better than this one, so just don't start with this one. It tried very hard to be suspenseful, but to me it missed horribly. Too much going on and then nothing going on and then wrapped neatly with a bow at the end. Not worth the time it took to read it