In the isolated estate she’s found the perfect getaway. But there’s no escaping the past in this chilling novel from the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl.
Filmmaker Tessa Shepherd helped free a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned for murder. When he kills again, Tessa’s life is upended.
She’s reeling with guilt, her reputation destroyed. Worse, Tessa’s mother has unexpectedly passed away, and her sister, Margot, turns on her after tensions from their past escalate. Hounded by a bullying press, Tessa needs an escape. That’s when she learns of a strange inheritance bequeathed by her mother: a derelict and isolated estate known as Fallbrook. It seems like the perfect refuge.
A crumbling monument to a gruesome history, the mansion has been abandoned by all but two elderly sisters retained as caretakers. They are also guardians of all its mysteries. As the house starts revealing its dark secrets, Tessa must face her fears and right the wrongs of her past to save herself and her relationship with Margot. But nothing and no one at Fallbrook are what they seem.
Ever since I first heard about this book; I have had it on my wish list to read it. Well I finally got the chance to read this book and it did not disappoint. Author, Eliza Maxwell draws me into this book with the seamless, smooth, rich storyline as well as the well balanced character development.
Even without really knowing much about sisters, Tessa and Margot, I was already engaged with them. As I got to know them better and their story; I was fully committed to this book. I was rooting for these sisters to reconnect.
At the same time, this story was ingrained with a mystery surrounding Fallbrook. What happened so long ago and how does it affect Tessa and Margot? I was fed little tidbits of the truth. The more I became familiar with the whole truth; the more I could not get enough. Author, Eliza Maxwell will have readers spellbound with a rich storyline and engaging characters with The Caretakers!