by Sally Smith O`Rourke

September 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2064-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Kensington Publishing
Trade Paperback

Susan Marks is grieving the loss of Bobby, her long time lover. Her partner in the antique business she has, suggests she take some time off and go get herself together. She heads to Freedman’s Cove, Rhode Island, her late great aunt has a house there, Susan spent a lot of her childhood there, maybe that will help in the grieving process.

While there she has a ghostly encounter, this spurs her on to investigate the history of the house and find out everything she can about her great aunt. During her investigation she meets Dan Freedman, the local historian and artist. She remembers him being the town’s bad boy in his youth. She learns about Aimee Marks, an ancestor of hers who supposedly committed suicide in 1910 because of a love gone wrong.

She wants to find out what really happened to Aimee and in the process hoping she will be able to love again with the help of Dan and the friendly family ghost.

The suspense, romance, mystery are the right mix, they don’t overpower each other. Readers are transported back during Aimee’s time and the parallel between past and present are very evident. Mystery fans will want to keep this book on their keeper shelf.

Reviewed in February 2008 by Pat.

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