Cedardale Court is a neo-gothic murder mystery with enough fools and old flames to keep you happily mixed up for most of a long weekend. When Canner Connelly and his daughter, Chloe, move in with their Uncle Henry, and a simple drainage problem turns a normal Sunday morning into a slightly darker affair, it's not easy to tell where everyone might end up, or if they'll even make it at all.
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Canner and his ten-year-old daughter move in with his Uncle Henry in a small neighborhood. Their bags are not even unpacked yet but it doesn't stop the drama from unfolding right in front of their eyes. It all starts with a drainage problem and a severed hand. For a small community the people sure have a lot of secrets! A murderer (or murderers) is (are) on the loose. Whether they want it or not, Canner and his daughter are involved in the investigation and it's up to Canner to keep him and his daughter safe. No one can be trusted, not even a friendly neighbor...
I had no idea what to expect of this book. I had never heard of a neo-gothic murder mystery before but I had to give this book a try. Oh boy, am I glad I did! The plot is fast-paced and full of mystery. From chapter to chapter, you never know what to expect.
You think you know the characters really well but then you're left truly shocked. The storyline is so engrossing. I think it has to do with the fact that the characters are depicted so realistically. Canner is raising his daughter alone after his wife died ten years ago. He's the overprotective dad and will do anything to keep his daughter safe. He's still mourning his wife's death and seems to see her ghost. Chloe the daughter is very mature for her age. She's the one keeping everything together. Uncle Henry has a few skeletons in his closet and a mysterious scarecrow on his porch...Cedardale Court has a fun and diverse group of characters.
The author has done a fantastic job writing this book. I can't wait to see what he has next in store for us. I really recommend you read this book. It might exceed your expectations like it did for me.
4 out of 5 stars!
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Hey everyone! My name is Melanie and as some of you already know, I'm a full-time student and an avid book reader. My reading preferences are all over the place. I love paranormal romance, YA, historial romance, crime thrillers and the list goes on.