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twists and turns - a one sitting read
on 3 August 2003
Avery Chauvin returns home from the big city to her small home town after twelve years. Her father's committed suicide and the small town where she grew up which still looks the same on the surface is harbouring deep, dark secrets. The secrets are buried deep in the past and someone wants to keep the truth hidden. People disappear and others are murdered. Avery, an investigative reporter, knows they are all linked to her fathers death - but can she find out the why and who before she meets a grizzly end.
Her old boyfriend and his family, along with the rest of the town initially welcome her back with open arms - initially, but as she begins to delve into the myserious happenings she senses their feelings toward her changing. Her old boyfriends' twin brother is back in town - the rift between him and the rest of his family is now a chasm too wide to cross and although drawn to him Avery is suspicious of his motives.
Wonderful characters with emotion and their own broken dreams. Avery learns much about heself and her friends and family as she is drawn into a web of deceit and danger, never quite knowing who to trust.
The Seven are at the same time a group who appear far-fetched, yet altogether too real.
A spiral of tension builds well through the book, and I got the 'bad guys'totally wrong. For once the ending is both well written logical and unrushed - so many just lately seem to fizzle out at the end.
An excellent book, well worth the read and if it is the first of Ms Spindler's book you've read it won't be the last.