Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: The Devereaux Legacy by Carolyn Hart

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The Devereaux Legacy by Carolyn Hart.

Review summary: This relatively short novel of suspense is a study in Southern aristocracy. It has more than a little Gothic noir to it, with everyone hiding something behind a fa├žade of rehearsed gentility. It's a captivating tale in many ways, though a somewhat unsettling one as well. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Devereaux Legacy Carolyn Hart

The Devereaux Legacy
Carolyn Hart
Seventh Street Books (February 2013)

Publisher synopsis: Leah Devereaux is a dead woman. At least, that's what the folks now running the Devereaux plantation tell her: Leah has been presumed dead for nineteen years — since the day that both her parents died. Leah, very much alive, has returned to South Carolina to uncover the untold story of her parents' deaths. While some, like her adopted cousin Merrick, welcome her, Cissy and John Edward tell her to stay away, tell her to stop meddling in secrets long kept.

When a ghost known only as the Whispering Lady appears once again at the Devereaux plantation after years of absence, the locals know it's an omen of death. Merrick and Leah may be the next targets. ...

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