paced mystery laced with humor, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal that
will make the reader gasp at times, and soften their hearts at other
annual reunion with three college friends, her biggest concern was whether they
would like the weather-beaten, old Victorian on Cape Cod. Claire, Diane, Jill, and Caroline are in for
more than a little Right and R.
Windward Cottage has its own special powers of seduction. After 35 years of friendship they thought
they knew everything about each other, but the old house draws confessions out
of each and leads them unwillingly into a 50-year-old mystery.
food, and reminiscing turns into one that will change their lives forever. Who or what is trying to frighten them? Only one woman’s stubborn determination keeps
them at Windward Cottage when common sense tells them to leave. Fear, danger, and unexplained events connect
the four women to each other and to Windward Cottage. Three of the women find their futures, and
one finds her past.
character as Windward Secrets heightens their awareness of the heinous crime of
This story took me by surprise, and left my with a book hangover of the most enjoyable kind. I was unsure what or where the story was going to take me, but was pleasantly surprised by the journey. The mystery and suspense had me on edge and unable to put it down until the very end. The story was an inspiring story of friendship and unwavering determination for the truth and, in the end, justice.
The story had several strong characters. Each was well developed and their contributions to the plot unfolded in a way as to not bog down the reader. While I don’t really feel like I can get to detailed because I am afraid of giving things away, I will say that there were multiple times throughout the book I caught myself saying, “I did not see that coming!” The author did a wonderful job with the various plot twists and surprises which were easy to follow and felt natural to the story. Sometimes when stories try to give you a hearty plot, it gets so confusing and cumbersome to keep up with. Or they simple feel forced or out of place, that was definitely not the case with this one.
Claire picked a childhood vacation spot for her turn in girl’s weekend trip. She and her three friends from college have taken turns choosing/arranging girl’s weekend since they graduated college. Each of them bring something to their group. But each has their own insecurities and secrets too. So does the sleepy Victorian cottage they are renting for the weekend. Claire is determined to figure out the secrets it is trying to keep from them. She will find out more than she ever imagined?
A great suspenseful read with the twists and turns!