Aurora has married Martin, his wedding present to her a lonely house where a whole family vanished six years earlier. Needless to say, the ex-librarian (books on crime her passion) is keen to discover what happened to them....
An intriguing read, with secrets abounding. Martin, for example, is not all he seems - Aurora apparently now in need of two minders installed in the apartment above the garage. Matters that puzzle are thus not confined to the past. (By the way, those with memories of "Brookside" will be on high alert on learning that six years ago a patio was being laid.)
The climax stretches credibility, but rather less so than some of Aurora's earlier adventures. In fact, what had been a baffling mystery is quite neatly explained.
Charlaine Harris seems to be enjoying herself, a chuckle certainly provoked with that mischievous Bronte allusion - "Readers, he carried me!"