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Mark of the Loon (Gen Delacourt Mystery Series, #1)
     

Mark of the Loon (Gen Delacourt Mystery Series, #1)

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by Molly Greene
 

Madison Boone is keen to buy a fabulous stone cottage in the country, and she nixes her budding relationship with Coleman Welles to do it. But once the renovation begins, the property’s long-buried secret threatens to derail everything. Can her friends help solve the mystery?

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Madison Boone is keen to buy a fabulous stone cottage in the country, and she nixes her budding relationship with Coleman Welles to do it. But once the renovation begins, the property’s long-buried secret threatens to derail everything. Can her friends help solve the mystery?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940153222844
Publisher:
Molly R. Greene
Publication date:
04/12/2016
Series:
Gen Delacourt Mystery Series , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,502
File size:
406 KB

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Mark of the Loon 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is 710 pages of utter delight. I did not want it to end, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. I loved the setting, intrique, romance, mystery, animals, plot, details, characters and animals. Best of all was the editing. It was so well done, It was a joy to read this book. I would read this author again and again and never tire of her, if her other books are this good. I sure hope there are more. I am archiving this one. Then looking for more. I am not sure males would enjoy this book, but they might. Readers from ages (a mature) 13 and up would enjoy this book. No cursing, or extreme gore. There are insinuations of sexual contact. It mostly about how life can change and sometimes a person needs to take a chance on a different type of life. It teaches the acceptance of others who are different and the importance of love, kindness, loyality and friendship. Please read. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawn out book to be sure Kind of tiresome at times with all the continual character chatter...but author certainly has the gift of weaving a decent tale.
Molli-OnceUponaPrologue More than 1 year ago
Serial house flipper Madison Boone caught my interest in the opening chapters of Mark of the Loon; Madison buries her grief over losing her parents in renovation and selling homes, and in her closest friends. Since I can understand the urge to hide from that kind of heartache, I immediately connected with Madison - in her, author Molly Greene has created a sympathetic character who makes her own share of both good and bad decisions, surrounded by a terrifically developed group of female friends. Part women's fiction, part mystery, part contemporary, Mark of the Loon is a fantastic and heart-felt novel! Greene's debut novel has so much going for it, from the deep and genuine friendships between Madison, Gabi, Gwen, and Anna, to the next layer down - Madison's issues and how they're explored -, not to mention the tentative and sweet romance that organically develops for Madison and Cole Welles. Not only was I never bored, I was absolutely fascinated as Madison pulled back the curtain on the couple who owned the house before her and filled it with their stories and their love. I enjoyed learning about Mallory, the woman who shared Madison's initials, and her husband. I didn't expect the mystery surrounding them, but it was a delightful addition to Loon! As Molly Greene's novel slowly unfolded, I fell deeper into the story being told. I wasn't merely reading about Madison's life; I felt like I was there - discovering the quaint old home and impulsively buying it, falling for Cole amidst being terrified of doing so, digging into the enigma of the past owners of Madison's new home. I definitely was as surprised as Madison was by how everything worked out in the end! With supportive and amazing friends any girl would be lucky to have, an exploration of healing from old grief, a truly swoon-worthy and steadfast love interest, and side characters who, even though they aren't in Mark of the Loon very often, nevertheless were a hugely felt presence, Greene's novel is a truly heart-felt and poignant read. Whether you're looking for a mystery, a romance, a contemporary, something with humor, or even a touch of the paranormal, Mark of the Loon has something for everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story is so intriguing read in two days
Anonymous 10 months ago
I enjoyed Mark of The Loon - - Molly Greene's writing, obviously extensive research, adding poems here and there, and her great sense of humor - - so much, that I wrote to tell her so. Then bought a few more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite book but I could not tell you why.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was written beautifully. The characters were developed as was the story. If you enjoy mysteries this is the book for you. Plus it has a nice bit of romance thrown in. I greatly enjoyed this story. esk 08/2026
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery with a little romance .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got tired with reading conversations that had no bearing on the story. Not sure I'll bother with another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vivaldi More than 1 year ago
an excellent mystery without trash talk, gore, pedophiles psychopaths, or serial killers. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it... grabs you right at the beginning... keeps you right up to the end...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs to be read by someone who has ESP to under who is even talking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in one sitting. Can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Loved the characters. The suspense was good. I wasn't sure who had done anything for awhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grat characters, keeps moving.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! This made no sense and was so confusing. I dumped it after a few chapters. Thank goodness it was free. Basically, don't bother it's horrible. I don't understand the high reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Satisfying and interesting tale. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MRCROCCO More than 1 year ago
Great mystery and romance story for the Young Adult reader. Climbing through a window, late at night, to check out a listing for an English cottage, is what starts Madison on her quest to solve the mystery behind the original owner’s past. Madison is a real estate agent who flips houses, because she is afraid of staying in one place. It is the perfect job until she falls in love with this listing. It isn’t an easy purchase, and once she has moved in, the mysteries begin. Hidden keys, and plastered walls hiding secret rooms, intriguing messages, uninvited guests, are all clues to the puzzle. Madison is not alone in this quest; she has several close girlfriends who get involved. Molly Greene describes their close friendship in great detail throughout the story. Of course, there has to be romance. That’s where Cole comes in. Madison is very cautious in her feelings for Cole, and Cole is a patient man, because he falls for her the minute he set eyes on her. He also plays an important role towards the end of the mystery. There is much going on in Mark of the Loon; the true meaning of friendship, compassion for Madison’s deep rooted problems, the blossoming of an innocent romance, the history of the original owners, all leading to the solved mystery. The story is jam-packed with wordy details and descriptions that impeded my reading. I like to read a book in one sitting, but found I had to take quite a few breaks. I think Madison’s main partner in crime, Gen, would have been sufficient for the story. Less is more, regarding her other friends, because they weren’t significant enough, therefore adding to the jam-packed effect. The ending tied up all the loose ends in a couple of chapters. Sprinkling some of the conclusions a bit throughout the last half of the story, may have allowed the reader more time to appreciate the solving of the mystery. Molly Greene’s imagination is superb. Mystery lovers will certainly enjoy sharing the ride with Madison and her friends solving the mystery of Mark of the Loon.