The Tale of Halcyon Crane
A young woman travels alone to a remote island to uncover a past she never knew was hers in this thrilling modern ghost storyWhen a mysterious letter lands in Hallie James’s mailbox, her life is upended. Hallie was raised by her loving father, having been told her mother died in a fire decades... show more
A young woman travels alone to a remote island to uncover a past she never knew was hers in this thrilling modern ghost storyWhen a mysterious letter lands in Hallie James’s mailbox, her life is upended. Hallie was raised by her loving father, having been told her mother died in a fire decades earlier. But it turns out that her mother, Madlyn, was alive until very recently. Why would Hallie’s father have taken her away from Madlyn? What really happened to her family thirty years ago? In search of answers, Hallie travels to the place where her mother lived, a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes. The stiff islanders fix her first with icy stares and then unabashed amazement as they recognize why she looks so familiar, and Hallie quickly realizes her family’s dark secrets are enmeshed in the history of this strange place. But not everyone greets her with such a chilly reception—a coffee-shop owner and the family’s lawyer both warm to Hallie, and the possibility of romance blooms. And then there’s the grand Victorian house bequeathed to her—maybe it’s the eerie atmosphere or maybe it’s the prim, elderly maid who used to work for her mother, but Hallie just can’t shake the feeling that strange things are starting to happen . . .In The Tale of Halcyon Crane, Wendy Webb has created a haunting story full of delicious thrills, vibrant characters, and family secrets.
Publish date: March 30th 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
The writing is so very clumsy and juvenile. If I didn't know better I would think this novel was published by Harlequin Romances.
Haille James discovers a letter in her mailbox that turns everything she has know to be true in her life upside-down. Her mother, thought dead for thirty years has, in fact, only just recently died. Haille travels to the somewhat remote island her mother called home, only to discover a large inher...
I thought this book had much more potential than what was delivered. The storyline was fantastic, but fell flat in its' writing. It was too bad because I think this book could have easily been a 4 star read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this gothic tale. A woman named Hallie who lost her mother in a house fire years ago loses her father only to find out that her life isn't what she thought it was. Her memories aren't true. Her mother didn't die all those years ago. And she's long forgotten the island she lived ...