Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Fate of Mercy Alban
By Wendy Webb

Returning to Alban House after twenty years was hard enough but Grace’s return meant she now had to bury her mother.  Cleaning out her mother’s room she discovers love letters written the summer before her parents were married.  The letters are only the beginning of her discovery of the actual account of what happened at the house when David Coleville committed suicide and her great-aunt Fate disappeared. 

The story Webb serves up is one of family ghosts, witches and a house filled with family secrets and hidden passage ways.  Her storytelling is filled with a cast of characters both likable and creepy.  Her mix of mystery, paranormal and romance is highly satisfying.  There is even a teen daughter in the mix.  Webb does a great job telling her story.  The pacing is steady and well plotted.  On the ‘can’t put it down’ scale between 1 and 5, this is a definite 4.  It is very, very good.

Pub:  Hachette Books, 2013

ISBN:  9781624901164

Genre:  Paranormal Mystery

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