Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.
Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.
As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become…
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I really enjoyed this book that took place in a nice little town called Hallow's End. Elaine recently lost her mother and decided to spread her ashes where she thought her mother would like best only to have her world turned upside down by learning the truth of her past. The author did a fabulous job on character development and the story line. Each character was well described and played a role in the story from the past even though they didn't know right away from meeting Elaine. The storyline flows really well and we get to know Elaine's mother a bit through Elaine when she goes to Hallow's End. Elaine has a scar on her neck that she has been hiding for as long as she can remember but she can not remember how it happened. I really liked Brody after you get to know her a bit you know she is just trying to help find her sister Mandy to see if this will help their mother get better. The authors ending I didn't except but I really did think it was a great way to end this tale. I look forward to reading more from Ann Troup.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~