For Linnet, owner of a Bed and Breakfast in Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania, life has been a bit complicated lately. Hundreds of snow geese have died overnight in the dam near the B&B, sparking a media frenzy, threatening the tourist season, and bringing her estranged sister, Myna, to town.Read more...
For Linnet, owner of a Bed and Breakfast in Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania, life has been a bit complicated lately. Hundreds of snow geese have died overnight in the dam near the B&B, sparking a media frenzy, threatening the tourist season, and bringing her estranged sister, Myna, to town. If that isn't enough, the women's father has been charged with investigating the incident. But when a younger expert is brought in to replace him on the case and then turns up dead on Linnet's B&B s property, their father becomes the primary suspect. As the investigation unfolds, the sisters will have to confront each other, their hidden past, and a side of Mountain Springs not seen before.
Karen Katchur has written a thrilling novel of sisters and the secrets that bind them that is sure to appeal to readers of her acclaimed first novel, "The Secrets of Lake Road.""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-27
- Reviewer: Staff
In Katchurs uneven sophomore effort (after 2015s The Secrets of Lake Road), the mass death of snow geese threatens the livelihood of Linnet, who operates a bed and breakfast, the Snow Goose, in scenic Mountain Springs, Pa. Linnets father, a retired ornithologist, wants to investigate, but because of his worsening dementia, a young university professor is tasked with the job instead. When the professor is found dead near the B and B, Linnets father is arrested for his murder. The arrivals of Linnets estranged sister, Myna, and reporter Jake Mannwho has his own connection to Mountain Springs and a dark secret that the sisters sharecomplicate the situation. Clichés sometimes replace genuine emotional depth, especially in scenes between Linnet and Myna, and their characters arent developed enough to carry the story. Readers who appreciate tales of family tensions with hopeful resolutions will be most rewarded. Agent: Carly Watters, P.S. Literary Agency. (Apr.)