Thursday 9 January 2020

Shadows on the Coast of Maine (Antique Print #2) by Lea Wait

Shadows on the Coast of Maine (Antique Print, #2)
"Maine. Antiques. August." That's all Maggie Summer requires for a guaranteed fun getaway. But there is an unexplained urgency behind the invitation from her former college roommate, Amy Douglas. The eighteenth-century house Amy and her husband Drew are restoring in tiny Madoc, Maine, is perfect -- or it will be, once Maggie supplies just the right antique prints. But Amy's type A personality is bordering on hysteria: could her desperation to get pregnant explain the sound of the crying infant that haunts her nights? Perhaps the hostile neighbors -- resentful of transplanted New Yorkers Amy and Drew -- have Amy on edge. But when the body of a missing teenaged girl turns up on their land, Maggie knows the threat is authentic. Now everyone, even Maggie's antiques-hunter friend Will Brewer, is cast in a suspicious light -- as she scratches beneath the surface of small-town New England life, and blows the dust off secrets hidden inside a grand Maine home for generations.  (Summary via Goodreads)

Shadows on the Coast of Maine by Lea Wait is the second book in her Antique Print Mystery series and I was on the edge of my seat !!  I totally LOVED this installment in this series.  

Main character Maggie Summer goes to Maine to visit her college roommate, Amy,  and her husband, Drew.  They recently purchased a house there and Amy is uncomfortable because she is hearing things and "seeing" ghosts.  Maggie is a little intrigued by the long history of the house and when she finds out her friend Will from the antique show circuit is a distant member of the family that owned the house years ago, he is also quite interested.  Things go downhill real fast when a local teenager who was helping Amy around the house doesn't make it home one night and when her body is found behind a barn on the property, Maggie steps in to get to the bottom of things......little does she know what she is getting involved in !!!

It seems that everyone in this coastal town know each other and a lot of them are related in some way or another....which makes things very interesting and uncomfortable at the same time !!!

Like I said I was on the edge of my seat reading this book !!  Wait has such a knack of drawing the reader deep into the story.  I was so engrossed in the story that when Maggie approaches the murderer I was completely in shock !!!  Never, never, never, ever would I have guessed that that was the direction the story was heading !!!  I cannot wait to dig into the third book, Shadows on the Ivy.

Review by Missi M.

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