Written by Megan Abbott
2015; 45 Pages
Genre: mystery, novella, historical
(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)
"In 1953, Penny is just another washed-up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime. She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low-rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it’s a dream come true; Penny takes to the place instantly. But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled courtyard may not be as perfect as it seems. Penny’s new neighbors start filling her head with stories about past tenants, whispering voices, and a suicide that may not have been a suicide at all. Soon enough, Penny starts hearing strange noises and she can’t help but wonder about the true fate of the bookseller who died in her home a dozen years earlier. Her suspicions are only fueled by the ominous inscription that she discovers in a book that’s closely guarded by her landlord. . . ." (From Amazon)
A very creepy tale! I usually read BiblioMysteries of authors I have already read but the synopsis of Abbott's story sounded fun. I am not sure what mystery genre she writes in but I will definitely have to read more by her. My only downside to this story was that it wasn't longer.
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