Secrets of Hallstead House by Amy M. Reade
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: July 17, 2014 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of losing her parents in a fiery car crash by accepting a job as a private nurse to the wealthy and widowed Alexandria Hallstead.
But her first sight of Summerplace is of a dark and forbidding home. She quickly finds its winding halls and shadowy rooms filled with secrets and suspicions. Alex seems happy to have Macy’s help, but others on the island, including Alex’s sinister servants and hostile relatives, are far less welcoming.
Watching eyes, veiled threats…slowly, surely, the menacing spirit of Hallstead Island closes in around Macy. And she can only wonder if her story will become just one of the many secrets of Hallstead House…
The Secrets of Hallstead House was a great read. Well constructed mystery and lovely characters.
Macy is a nurse who is running away from the sadness that her life had became. Thanks to that, she accepted a job as a private nurse to the wealthy Alexandria Hallstead, but when she arrived in the house, weird things started to happen and danger surround every single step she made into the house.
What I like?
I think that everything fix very well together. The characters were great and lovely and every single one of them has something to give into the story. The romance was wonderful, and cute, melting the heart with all the adorable situations. And also the mystery was great, I like it very much; keep me wonder who was the killer and who made all the things to Macy, also the tricks and twist inside the story were real and believable.
What I didn’t like?
The rhythm was little slow and sometimes I think that even became boring. But I think that is the only flaw of the book. Because everything else was really great.
Overall this was a cute and I enjoy everything very much. The mystery was entertaining and involving, but the rhythm of the novel was slow.
I give it 4 hearts
About the Author
Amy M. Reade is a debut author of romantic suspense. A native of upstate New York, she grew up in the Thousand Islands region and was inspired by the natural beauty of that area to write her first novel, Secrets of Hallstead House. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, a Bouvier des Flandres named Orly, and two rescued cats who refuse to answer to their names of Porthos and Athos.
Upon graduation from Cornell University and Indiana University School of Law, Amy practiced law in New York City, but soon discovered that her dream job was writing. In addition to volunteering with school, church, and community groups, Amy is currently working on her second novel, set in the area around Charleston, South Carolina.
Though Amy lives within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, she is partial to the blue waters of the Pacific and spends as much time as possible on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is the setting of her as-yet-unwritten third novel.
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