A top-class mystery romance infused with poignant emotions and charming characters…
Mystery and intrigue abound in Miller’s deeply engrossing latest, taking readers into a middle-age, newly divorced woman’s journey to finding love and fulfillment. NYC editor Audrey Taylor is hurting too much after her decades-long marriage ends in divorce. When she hears the news that she has inherited a run-down Victorian mansion in Cape May, a decaying N.J. beach town, she realizes the move will give her the perfect opportunity to begin afresh. But a chance discovery of some old documents dating back to the 1800s and a treasure map in her new house sets Audrey on a winding quest of mystery and intrigue. Miller nicely evokes the suspense and romance elements while capturing the spirit of the quaint beach town with its magnificent Victorian buildings. He provides a colorful and intriguing depiction of individual struggles and human drama, enlivened by an intriguing cast of well-drawn characters, particularly Audrey, whose relentless struggle with her past demons pulls the reader headlong into the novel’s engrossing mix of mystery and romance. Lee is a wonderfully crafted, realistic character. Billy leaves a definite impression. In lively, energetic prose, Miller tackles themes of relationships, family, individual struggles, love, passion, rage, secrets, self-discovery, and second chances. The intricate mini subplot keeps the reader invested while adding intrigue to the main storyline. As the house’s tragic history begins to unravel, Miller expertly retches up the tension and pulls off a surprising yet heartening ending. Part mystery and part human drama, this poignant story about finding love and the power of breaking free makes for a compulsively readable tale.
The Widow’s Walk
By John Anthony Miller
Pub date September 1, 2021
Price $16.99 (USD) Paperback, $7.13 Kindle edition
Categories: Historical fiction