If walls could talk…
How many of us have wished at some time in our lives that the walls around us could give us the answers we seek? Wished they could share with us the things they have heard and seen? Miranda Beverly-Whitmore uses the grand old house, Two Oaks, as a character in her spellbinding thriller, June, to do just that.
From the very beginning it is a captivating story. Miranda’s writing style is easy to read and she paints vivid pictures with her words. We enter Cassie Danver’s world after she has returned to Two Oaks, the childhood home of her recently deceased grandmother, June. June moved away from Two Oaks when Cassie’s parents were tragically killed in a car wreck with Cassie strapped in the backseat. While Cassie flounders in depression, Two Oaks relishes in the return of people under its roof and sends dreams of two young girls living in Two Oaks to Cassie. It’s the parallel story of these two girls, June and Linda Sue, that unfolds as Cassie is confronted with the knowledge that she has just inherited millions of dollars from Jack Montgomery, a famous movie star she has never met. Of course this inheritance is met with unbridled resistance from his daughter. The story seamlessly jumps from the present to the 1950’s and back as Cassie embarks on discovering what happened to her grandma, June, all those years ago and where her life goes from here.
I did not want to put this book down once I began to unravel the layers of intrigue and deception that occurred so many years ago. I was repeatedly surprised by plot twists that I didn’t expect but which filled out the story perfectly. I loved how imperfect and real the characters were and how easily it felt to be a fly on the wall to the events both present and past. This book definitely deserves the five star rating.
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