Author: Wendy Webb
Star Rating: ✪✪✪
After a devastating loss, Brynn Wilder escapes to Wharton, a tourist town on Lake Superior, to reset. Checking into a quaint boardinghouse for the summer, she hopes to put her life into perspective. In her fellow lodgers, she finds a friendly company of strangers: the frail Alice, cared for by a married couple with a heartbreaking story of their own; LuAnn, the eccentric and lovable owner of the inn; and Dominic, an unsettlingly handsome man inked from head to toe in mesmerising tattoos.
But in this inviting refuge, where a century of souls has passed, a mystery begins to swirl. Alice knows things about Brynn, about all of them, that she shouldn’t. Bad dreams and night whispers lure Brynn to a shuttered room at the end of the hall, a room still heavy with a recent death. And now she’s become irresistibly drawn to Dominic—even in the shadow of rumours that wherever he goes, suspicious death follows.
In this chilling season of love, transformation, and fear, something is calling for Brynn. To settle her past, she may have no choice but to answer.
I got this book via kindle first reads, I picked it up because it sounded creepy and I thought it would be perfect for the month of October. I did give this book a 4 stars but put it down to 3 stars after thinking about my feelings a little more
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It was creepy but focused more on the romance than the haunted house side of the story. I thought the characters where done really well, the back stories of all the characters are really interesting. I thought the representation of Alzheimer’s was done really well, a character Alice has Alzheimers and is being looked after by her son and his husband. The emotional stress of looking after someone suffering this was represented well in my opinion. The ending of the story wasn’t what I imagined and it was a good twist but saying this, it did fell a little rushed.
I was gripped with the story and did read it quickly, so I will look at more Wendy Webb books. I would recommend this book but I wouldn’t go into it expecting a story based on a haunting/lots of paranormal things. Yes there are ghosts but it isn’t entirely the main plot line.