Monday, August 18, 2014

The Haunting of Wolfe Haven: a mystery with soap opera drama

The Haunting of Wolfe Haven by Debbie A Heaton is a story of mystery and drama. The story opens with Riley Russell return to Wolfe Haven, a home she ran away from after three years of marriage. She has been coaxed by her cousin-in-law, Abby. Once there, she quickly falls into a tangled web of past hurts, betrayals, schemes and plots. Can she escape before someone tries to kill her?

I felt I was reading a daytime soap with all the drama and backstabbing. The twists and turns that almost did not make sense. When I requested a copy of this book, I was intrigued by the haunting but there was not really any haunting activity. It was mostly someone using the family ghost stories as means to play with the minds of the people he or she wanted to destroy. The final scene between Riley and her now reconciled husband was odd and out of place. It was very uncomfortable to read. I must say that Ms. Heaton certainly set the mood. I could really visualize the manor and its grounds with the massive gardens and the various representations of the wolves around the property. If you are looking for mystery of intrigue then I recommend The Haunting of Wolfe Haven. If you are looking for an actual haunting, this isn’t the book for you.

The Haunting of Wolfe Haven is available on Amazon 
in paperback for $15.95 and on the Kindle for $9.99.