Just reading ,crocheting, and enjoying naps
This happen to be one of those books with great writing that pulls one in, but not enough substance to truly make it shine.
For a Gothic romance it had the spooky house, strange happenings and the broody hero. That was about it. Most of the events were pretty much everyday things, with a few clues drops from time to time, but not enough to figure out what happen to the wife who all of a sudden- up and took off with the local man-hoe and then was killed. The clues that were dropped were far and few between.
The romance was on the "meh" okay side. I didn't understand why Martha fell in love with Connan, and sorta understood why Connan fell for Martha even if it was sudden marry me! I love you!
The surprise twist was the best part and made alot of sense, but again I would have liked a little bit more clues and maybe a bit more suspects. With Martha following the clues then worrying about Connan's mistress and if he loved her or not.
It was a nice book to past the time with and great writing style that I may read more Holt in the future, we shall have to see.