Very good. I was unable to put it down.
I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down! Finished it one afternoon. I intend to find more books by this author. I just loved the suspense with a little bit of history thrown in.
I like all of Wilhelm's books. Her mysteries are well crafted, plausible and above all entertaining.
Author writes about familiar places in northwestern Oregon--in the genre of legal suspense writers
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
This was a GREAT mystery story. Full of twists and turns, and hard to put down. Definitely recommend it!!
Could not put this book down. Going to find more by this author.
Lee Donne having trouple picking a degree agrees to house sit for her grandfather. Yet not so long after her quite solitude is interupted by strange noises coming from within the house.
I thought this book started out pretty slow but picked up as it went along. I then got engrossed in the "mystery" of what was being searched for, then it picked up and was really a good read after all! I think the details were really good in this book, you could visualize the surroundings, the characters and their dress, even the smells of mildew, fir needles, the ocean, and the bayou! It was a quick and easy read for me over a weekend.
Lee, a young woman from an affluent family of geniuses, is taking a break from school and house-sitting for the grandfather that she barely knows while he is out of town. As soon as she arrives at the old house, she begins to hear strange noises in the night. The strangeness escalates as she discovers a secret room in the house, a room whose contents interest the FBI.
This is the second book I have read by Kate Wilhelm and I definitely enjoyed it. A good solid mystery story whose action begins almost immediately. The characters are likeable and many of them are not who they seem to be. Highly recommended!
When college student Lee Donne agrees to housesit for her grandfather in his hundred-year-old Oregon farmhouse, she has no idea why it's protected with such an up-to-date security system. She discovers the reason after an attempt to scare her out of the house backfires: buried in an abandoned root cellar is the proof of a hideous crime that occurred long before she was born, one whose revelation could destroy the political ambitions of a very powerful man and put Lee, her best friend, and even her grandfather in jeopardy. 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,
Great read! Author seems to have an intense dislike of the South. If you can handle that, you'll love the book.
I am hooked on Kate Wilhelm's Barbara Holloway books and have all of them.
Beware! Closed closets contain creepy skeletons.