Help me congratulate Carissa on her newest release! Here's the blurb -
The brand new locked-room thriller for fans of Ruth Ware and Freida McFadden.
You are cordially invited to the
Beechwood Castle for a night you’ll never forget…
Six people find a thick cream envelope
on their doorstep. Inside is an invitation to spend 24 hours in a crumbling
manor house and be in with the chance to win a portion of one million dollars.
The catch: Beechwood Castle was the site of one of the most horrific murders in
The smell of blood, decay and death
still hangs heavy in the air.
Six people walk into the house. One of them is an imposter,
all of them are traitors, which of them will survive the night?
I had an opportunity to read an early copy of this book and
oh my goodness. I knew I was in ‘trouble’ when I started this one at lunch one
day and decided to put it aside until I could devote more than 30 minutes to
this read. And when I did, I devoured this one because I wanted to know what
happened, who did it, and the why behind it all.
The premise of this tale is some folks from Rock Hill
suddenly received mysterious invitations to spend the night at Beechwood
Castle. The prize? One-sixth of a million dollars. Who could resist, right?
Staci – a true crime podcaster. Jan her co-host,
incorporating makeup into said podcast.
Lolly – the only one who survived the past horror that
happened so long ago at Beechwood Castle.
Cornelius – an architect by trade, but also a failed
marriage in his future.
Penelope – an author who folks are beginning to ignore. Her
Bonnie – out of prison for a while now, trying to stay on a
Rad – one of the police officers who was called to the crime
scene all those many years ago when he was a rookie.
The Hostess, Mary Beth Penner – she was just hired for the
job and had no clue what was going on.
This book is one of the darkest and creepiest that this
author has written. Beechwood Castle reminded me of another of her books, The
Secrets of Cedar Farm, with its hidden passages. I
Each of these characters are tied together not only because
of their invitations, but because of their flawed natures. The person who
brought them together knew that they would go to great lengths to win the
additional prize. Each of these folks also have some deeper secrets than the
ones on the surface. If you are looking for a creepy, dark read, I would highly
recommend you give this one a shot. And the whodunit? That was a shock and not
one I was expecting. I kept thinking I had it figured out and I was wrong every