- Print Length: 269 pages
- Publisher: Imajin Books (August 21, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 21, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IQ0N3X6
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
If you are like me and enjoy a cleverly written mystery that delves into the past activities of a neighborhood then you will enjoy Judy Penz Sheluk’s Skeletons in the Attic.
The characters spring to life with their words and actions. Hints and clues are woven throughout the story and kept me guessing as the mystery unfolded. First of all the main character is named Calamity Barnstable and with a name like that you know it is going to be unique and interesting. Calamity goes by Callie Barnstable and inherits a house from her father that she never even knew existed. She is stunned when her father’s lawyer gives her the keys and a nice budget to work with as well as a thirty-year-old mystery to solve.
This story had so much going on that you could feel the frustration of this woman that had been tossed into a mystery that took place when she was six years old. A missing mother, a psychic, a nosy neighbor and other completely colorful cast of characters makes this book such an enjoyable read. Each chapter brought new suspects and helpful hints to light.
I almost gave it a 4.5 heart rating because of the hurried ending, but I enjoyed the book so much I stayed with the five. The writing is excellent and the story was memorable. It has plenty to keep you entertained and I can recommend this to any mystery loving reader.
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Where to find: Skeletons in the Attic.
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