The Lace Reader
Look into the lace... When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen... In this moment, an image will begin to form... in the space between what is real and what is only imagined. Can you read your future in... show more
Look into the lace... When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen... In this moment, an image will begin to form... in the space between what is real and what is only imagined. Can you read your future in a piece of lace? All of the Whitney women can. But the last time Towner read, it killed her sister and nearly robbed Towner of her own sanity. Vowing never to read lace again, her resolve is tested when faced with the mysterious, unsolvable disappearance of her beloved Great Aunt Eva, Salem s original Lace Reader. Told from opposing and often unreliable perspectives, the story engages the reader s own beliefs. Should we listen to Towner, who may be losing her mind for the second time? Or should we believe John Rafferty, a no nonsense New York detective, who ran away from the city to a simpler place only to find himself inextricably involved in a psychic tug of war with all three generations of Whitney women? Does either have the whole story? Or does the truth lie somewhere in the swirling pattern of the lace?
Publish date: July 31st 2007
Publisher: Flap Jacket Press
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
I got the ARC of The Fifth Petal (review coming soon) from NetGalley, not realizing that it was the second novel in the series. So I purchased The Lace Reader. Being fascinated with all things Salem and its witchcraft history, I was really interested to see how it played out in this novel. And I abs...
I received an ARC of [b:The Fifth Petal|29741905|The Fifth Petal (The Lace Reader, #2)|Brunonia Barry|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1462933247s/29741905.jpg|50095716] without realizing, initially, that it was book #2 in The Lace Reader series and I found myself intrigued enough from the descrip...
Towner Whitney starts the story by telling you that she's an unreliable narrator. She had electroshock therapy as a teen and it disrupted her ability to remember some things, both in the past and recently. She lives with this. When her aunt Eva, who was her substitute mother, dies she's drawn bac...
The Lace Reader by: Brunonia Barry is the first book in a while that has left me in shock. Just when I was sure I had everything figured out the story took a turn in an unexpected way. It’s a carefully crafted novel, a type of story that one wants to read over just to see it in its new light. Salem ...
Absolutely loved this book - wonderful story - great plot twists - magical! Can't wait to see the author at book group expo!