Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sinister Summer by Colleen Gleason [Review]

 Sinister Summer by Colleen Gleason
Sinister Summer (Wicks Hollow #1) by Colleen Gleason
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: February 21, 2018

Wicks Hollow
1. Sinister Summer - Paperback | Kindle
2. Sinister Secrets
3. Sinister Shadows
4. Sinister Sanctuary

Colleen Gleason
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
A sexy professor.
A logical lawyer.
A determined ghost.
And a very real killer...

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and romance.

Diana Iverson needs a break—from her stressful job, from her philandering boyfriend, and from the rest of her fast-paced life. When she inherits her eccentric Aunt Jean's home on Wicks Lake, Diana takes a much-needed vacation in the cozy little town.

But when the lake house becomes the scene of multiple break-ins and other unsettling events, Diana begins to suspect Aunt Jean’s death was not as innocent as it seems.

And then there’s Ethan Murphy, the sexy college professor who lives next door… He appears to know a lot more about Aunt Jean than he should, and Diana doesn’t trust him.

But most of all, there's Aunt Jean herself…who seems determined to communicate with Diana—from beyond the grave.

A ghost story romance set in a small town, featuring a cozy mystery about a ghost that just won’t rest until justice is served. The perfect blend of romance, suspense, and ghosts.
Thoughts on Sinister Summer: It took me a while to get into this book. Mostly because Diana is sort of...rigid in the beginning. She's focused and driven and she ABSOLUTELY doesn't believe anything that isn't black and white. And her boyfriend dude? Her sticking with him after what she'd caught him doing bothered me.

I get where she was coming from with that, actually, because she's the type of person who doesn't (normally) jump into things. She has to let them percolate for a while before making a decision on what to do, but I REALLY didn't like him.

For the record, Diana did grow on me. You know, once she started to unbend a little around Ethan and accept that maybe there are things out in the world that can't be explained with hard facts. With the mysterious happenings she starts experiencing at her house, she definitely takes a hard left and begins believing that the impossible can be possible.

There's a mystery, a romance, a douche-y boyfriend, and a quirky town full of quirky residents. I must say I ended up liking Wicks Hollow and the supernatural shenanigans that were hinted at.

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