25.10.10

Book Review: The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna

17 year old Leeann Worthier is the perfect girl in town or so she says. George Willets is the heir to a blooming petroleum business. When they announce their engagement, George's controlling mother is unimpressed and Leeann absolutely refuses to live with her mother-in-law.
So George gives his new wife a house as a wedding gift. Thirty years before, the same house hosted a grisly scene: George's uncle and cousins were all slaughtered and his aunt Robina accused of both murder and suicide.
The house is a gorgeous and well maintained mansion but has stood empty since the tragedy. It's intimidating, but who is Leeann to turn down a free house? When the ghost of Robina begins to haunt Leeann, she realises she's made a huge mistake.
Kathleen McKenna very kindly asked me to review her book a couple of months ago and I decided to save it for some spooky October reading!
The Wedding Gift is so different from anything I have ever read, there's a little bit of everything in it, romance, horror, mystery, chick-lit and plenty of humour. Leeann has been entangled in the Willet's family ever since her brother died in the infamous Willet house of horrors. So when she marries George and he presents her with the same house as a wedding gift, she should have known there would be problems. The strange and spooky occurrences begin as soon as Leeann moves into her new marital home. She is visited by Robina who was apparently the crazed murderess but Robina is desperately trying to tell Leeann her side of the story.
The descriptions of the murders are pretty gruesome and you are kept guessing right to the very end as to exactly how events unfolded. I really enjoyed Kathleen McKenna's book, I thought it was entertaining and I liked the paranormal element to it.

6 comments:

verity said...

Ooh, that sounds intriguing, and wedding themed too!

Dot said...

Verity- It's so different from what I normally read, probably not the best book to read before your wedding though!

One More Page said...

I loved this one and I'm pleased you enjoyed it. There is a follow up coming soon called 'The Comeback'!

Dot said...

One More Page- I shall keep an eye out for that one!

The Book Whisperer said...

Oooh, I LOVE the sound of this book, Dot! I must go and hunt down a copy.

Dot said...

The Book Whisperer- It is very different from anything I have read so far this year, hope that you like it!

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