Published: November 15, 2013
Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter’s regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island’s dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family.
From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. This is the first book in the Emma Frost-series and is followed by Miss Polly had a Dolly.
Taken from Devoted Mother of 3
“Like any small town, Fanoe has its secrets. Within a short period of time, Emma becomes aware of a murder in the community. Disliked by most, Mrs. Heinrichsen’s murder isn’t mourned. Unusual as it maybe, no one will grieve for her. But, as Emma comes to know her quirky neighbors, she realizes that there’s a whole lot more going on than anyone wants to admit.
While battling her teenage daughter’s angst, her son’s special needs, a secretive father & a chocolate addiction, Emma finds herself drawn to the town’s secrets. When other murders occur, Emma is confident that there’s a serial killer at work. Can she determine who’s behind them or will she end up next?
Emma is a great lead character, very relatable. Her family drama is well played out & she does a fantastic job trying to keep everything in order. A word of caution: there are bits of sensitive subject matter peppered throughout the plot. Sensitive readers may find these a bit too much for their tastes.
Willow Rose did a great job mixing the different storylines together. Some of the pieces could have definitely been left out without damaging the storyline. Her villain/killer’s methods are unique & I enjoyed the back & forth between historical events & present. As the dust settles, many readers will have it figured out long before the last page.”
It is a great action packed, fast paced read and I look forward to reading more by this author.