Skeletons in the Attic

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What goes on behind closed doors doesn’t always stay there.

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn’t surprised to learn she’s the sole beneficiary of her late father’s estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville – a house she didn’t know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie’s inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother’s murder.

Callie’s not keen on dredging up a 30-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father’s wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic?

2 reviews for Skeletons in the Attic

  1. Laura

    I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions posted herein are my own.

    This is the first book in the Marketville Mystery series. If you have read this author’s other series – Glass Dolphin Mysteries – you will find some crossover in locations and a few characters.

    One of the strengths of this book is the MC Callie [Calamity], who is very relatable. She is surrounded by a group of friends, who help in various ways to solve the mystery of Callie’s mother’s disappearance. I really enjoyed the mystery and how several of the characters are presented in such a way that you are not sure if they are friends or adversaries to Callie. What I felt to be a bit of the downfall of this story was the ending. I do not want to go into any detail as that would be a big spoiler but suffice it to say that the wrap up seemed rushed and to me, a bit unbelievable. I also found Callie’s reaction to the solution of the mystery to be oddly lackluster – which seemed to be a bit [for lack of a better term] out of character.

    The narrator, Claira Jordyn, has a wonderful warm voice which is very pleasant. Her voice did a great job in conveying the emotionalism of Callie’s character.

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book and it would have got a five star review from me but the ending fell a little bit flat, it ended so suddenly and I was left thinking huh. Other than that I did enjoy it. The mystery was different and the unusual circumstances grabbed my from the start. The characters were quirky with Psychics and tarot reading and I spent most of the book wondering who Calamity should trust or befriend. This meant there was plenty of suspects and twists in the story, as well as clues and false clues, I did get a little bit confused as to what was planted and what was real. There is no ghosts or haunting in this book which I thought there might have been from reading the blurb and it did make me hesitate, so don’t let that put you off listening to this mystery . A good start to a new series, I just wish the ending wasn’t so abrupt.
    Callie is surprised to find she has just inherited a house from her dead father, that she knows nothing about. One the condition that she lives in it for a year and solve her mother’s disappearance before living there permanently or selling it. The house was the old family home and the neighbours all know more about her and her circumstances than she does. But who to trust?. Can Callie piece together the clues left behind and discover what happened to her mother after all these years?
    The narrator was good and gave each character there own voice.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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