This is a story within a story with a grandmother telling a six year old about the history of her home. The historical story is highly inappropriate for a six year old; full of sex, language & murder. The switching between eras in the historical story seems to have confused the author, because knowledge is given to a character at her different ages and claimed to be the first disclosure.
One of the absolute WORST books I've ever read.
Boring, long winded, philosophical, rambling, etc. I kept waiting for the mystery and the detecting. I manage to struggle through to the end, but felt like I had wasted my time. Most books are hard to put down; not this one. It was hard to pick up. There were numerous missing words; words that were spelled wrong (to, too, two all sound alike but each has separate usages); misused words (you throw a ball, you don't through it.) The best thing I can say about this book - it was free.
I really enjoyed this book. But, I was seriously ticked when I came to the last page and found no ending!!!!!!
If a book isn't a stand alone book, the author should have the honesty & the decentancy to say so before the reader wastes their time with it!!!!!!