Thursday, June 01, 2017

What is Wendy Webb reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Wendy Webb, author of The End of Temperance Dare.

Her entry begins:
I’ve recently finished two beautifully-written, spooky, suspenseful mysteries, the kind of books that completely transport me into the story, grab me from the very first page and don’t let go until the last. I’ve been a fan of both of these writers for years and now I’m proud to call them friends.

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman is the story of Jess and Clare Martin, who move from Brooklyn to a quaint small town in the Hudson River valley to take a job as the caretaker for Riven House, a crumbling estate owned by their old college writing professor. But it’s not too long after they settle in that Clare begins to suspect that something is just not right there. She hears a baby crying in the middle of the night and sees strange figures in the fog outside — or does she? Jess is unconvinced. But Clare does some digging and finds out that...[read on]
About The End of Temperance Dare, from the publisher:
Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists’ retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor’s dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a “waiting room for death.” After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor’s grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there’s more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows―including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks―she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows—and herself—from sinister forces.
Learn more about the book and author at Wendy Webb's website.

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