Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Hachette Books (January 21, 2014)
(Book 4 of 2016)
Webb follows The Fate of Mercy Alban (2013) with another spooky supernatural tale. Julia Bishop is at her wit’s end after the fraudulent business dealings and subsequent suicide of her husband, Jeremy, leave her penniless and reviled by their former friends. When Adrian Sinclair shows up on her doorstep and offers her a job as a caretaker for his elderly mother, horror novelist Amaris, the opportunity for escape from her life is just too good to pass up. Julia journeys to Havenwood, the Sinclairs’ Minnesota estate, with high hopes for a fresh start, but she soon finds life at Havenwood unsettling and at times downright frightening. The airy mansion appears to be haunted by sinister spirits, and a menacing intruder begins spying through the windows. And Julia is deeply unsettled by her own resemblance to pictures of a beautiful medium who visited Havenwood over a century ago. A late-in-the-game revelation feels somewhat improbable, but Webb expertly builds suspense and offers a thought-provoking tease in the final pages. --Kristine Huntley
And so... this is the third book by Wendy Webb that I have read... and all of them have been good!
The Fate of Mercy Alban, The Tale of Halcyon Crane and now The Vanishing. It also makes this 2 books in a row that deals with "ghosts".. hmmm not sure how that happened! But, still this is a good read. You find yourself trying to figure out just what the heck is going on, only to find that you hadn't really figured it out until you were supposed to!
Any and all of these books makes for enjoyable reading. Wendy Webb might be someone who's books you may want to try!