Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sea Change-Karen White

Sea Change

Karen White

NAL, Jun 5 2012, $15.00

ISBN: 9780451236760

Ava Whalen has always felt like a loner who was a fish out of water. In her thirties she accepted she will have no one until she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier. Just a few months later, they are in love and marry.

Matthew takes his new bride to his ancestral home on St. Simons Island, Georgia. However, once the newlyweds relocate Ava’s sense of being alone returns as she learns about the mysterious death of Matthew’s first wife Adrienne whose family holds him culpable and other secrets of him and his family. He is not very open to answering her questions. Therefore, with an obsessive need to know, Ava investigates the Frazier brood only to find an unexpected shocker that could end her hopes for happiness.

Sea Change is an engaging modern day gothic starring a thirtyish woman who has never felt she belonged within her family and now in her marriage. Ava will remind readers of Joan Fontaine’s character in Hitchcock’s Suspicion. Rotating perspective between several cast members, readers learn the strange truth though there are too many improbable spins to the exciting storyline. Still fans will appreciate this well written drama as Karen White provides a delightful twister.

Harriet Klausner

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