The Ophelia Trap

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
When a former neighbour falls eight stories to her death in the snow, Julia Henry finds that though her family may have escaped the rent trap, curiosity has drawn a predator home.

Now the only way Julia might live to see spring is to expose the wrenching truth behind the girl's death, a series of rapes and the strangest absentee landlord ever. More

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About Kate Burns

Kate Burns is a designer and writer living and working in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. She gardens, knits, enjoys nature in all its beauty and expresses herself through writing and acting. The Ophelia Trap is her first novel.

She is currently working on her second mystery, as yet untitled, set in Ottawa’s intriguing and diverse Byward Market.

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Review by: Gloria Antypowich on Feb. 05, 2012 :
Can I give it 4 1/2 stars?

I thoroughly enjoyed The Ophelia Trap. Kate Burns writing grabbed me with the first page and held me right until the end.

Julia Henry is independent and strong willed. She has witnessed a death of a young woman she barely knows, but she is driven to find out what really happened.

This story is full of twists and turns, a glimpse of paranormal, deceit, murder, lies and depravity and deep and painful secrets that change lives when they are revealed. I loved the way Kate Burns let the story line unfold and I didn`t foresee the way it played out until it was happening.

I also enjoyed the little bits of community and history that she included in the book. For me it added to the color and rounded out the story

This is a great read for anyone who enjoys a mystery, with a bit of danger and a heroine who is determined to solve it. I am looking forward to Kate Burns next book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jane Schneider on March 01, 2011 : (no rating)
I have not read this book yet. When I d,o I will write a review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elissa on Feb. 17, 2011 :
I loved this book! I was amazed at how quickly I was gripped and how much I cared about the characters. This book was absolutely enjoyable. I couldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading the next book that comes out from Kate Burns!:)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marcia Schlegel on Feb. 11, 2011 : (no rating)
I was a little disappointed in this book. It was very rambling, with a lot of extraneous information. The connections were not very believable and the heroine took some very foolish chances. Hard to follow and rambling, yet I forced myself to stay with it until the end, only to find yet another unbelievable coincidence. I am glad it was free.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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