This book is soooo cheesy!
The cover truly is the best thing about it. The writing is barely one step above rank amateur. The !s are becoming more and more prominent. The characters have all the substance of tissue paper. The nefarious nephew, prompted by his greedy mother, attempting to take advantage of the wealthy old woman who is his aunt! The kindly old judge, deprived of speech and mobility by a stroke but still able to communicate his warnings! And his suspicions! The young lawyer, not only handsome but filled with integrity and honesty! The doddering old servant, fierce in her loyalty!
And of course the monster! Half human, grotesque! Stalking the mansion in the dark of night! Staring at the beautiful young heroine while she sleeps!
The beautiful young heroine who bears a striking resemblance to the wealthy old woman's murdered daughter-in-law! The beautiful young orphaned heroine who might be the wealthy old woman's missing granddaughter!
I think my eyes have rolled out of my head and fallen over the mysterious cliffs of Fog Island at least twenty times, and I still have almost 80 pages to go!