Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

Ailsa has inherited the home she grew up in.  She only inherited half, her father owns the other half.  But he's been missing for years.  She's trying to get him declared dead so she can sell the house.  But the house doesn't intend to let her go...

Berkley sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published April 23rd.

It's a manor house in Scotland that is fairly isolated.  Her nearest neighbor is a mile away.  She has her half-sister with her but the house is still a bit creepy.  Doors slam when there's no one there, she hears things she can't identify, and there's a locked door none of the keys fit.

Her boyfriend is a journalist and won't take the time to come and stay with her.  She's sensing a breakup.  She has some new friends but she doesn't know who's really a friend and who is just acting like it.

Ailsa doesn't know it but there is a lot of old history here from her parents.  When she gets the door open to the attic room, she finds lots of pictures from the past and starts making some connections.  These connections are disturbing and also dangerous.

The facts are slowly dished out throughout the story and keep you reading.  While unpleasant things were happening, I was anxious to find out what was going on.  At the end, the matter is settled and it looks like new romance is in her life.  Somehow I don't think her adventures are over.  The journalist in her is a fact finder and she'll keep doing it...

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