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Anonymous reviewed On Winding Hill Road on
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One of the most riveting and memorable novels I've ever read. This modern Gothic really had me turning the pages. I finished it in 2 days! And it's a 400 page book! Gatien Defalle is definitely a hero I will never forget and so superbly written. As an aspiring novelist, I can only hope to write something as grand as Tyrrel. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.
Sarah Logan has traveled to San Francisco to take the job of caregiver to teenage May DeFalle. Wise beyond her years since the tragic-and mysterious-death of her mother the year before, May needs more than just looking after. Her elusive father, Gatien, is a Grand Prix driver who spends more time away than actually at home, and she needs the love and protection that her mother once provided.
For Sarah, May is a teenage mystery-but even more so is Gatien DeFalle, an enigmatic man who seems to be hiding secrets around every turn. Closemouthed about the death of his wife-was it murder? An accident? Suicide?-Sarah is determined to learn the truth. But every day brings a stronger attraction to this man who is virtually a stranger to her.
As tensions mount-May's aunt wants Sarah to be May's surrogate mother; Gatien quite possibly could be the main suspect in his immoral wife's death; the isolated and mysterious DeFalle estate seems to come alive-Sarah isn't sure whether to turn over her heart to Gatien or not.
Ms. Tyrrel has written another keeper in this gothic romance. Dark and gloomy at times, with engaging, mysterious characters and backdrops for a story rich in dialogue and description, fans of the genre won't be disappointed.