A note in his pocket reads My name is Joshua Young in childish printing. Leslie's father's name is Joshua Young, the men are about a decade apart in age, and the man was killed outside the house where Leslie's father grew up. Tina must help her friend find the answers to who the murdered man really was and why he was killed. And to what's making the noises in the attic.
While Tina is absorbed in helping her friend investigate, a quarrel with her boyfriend, Hank, begins when he demands she quit because it's too dangerous. He has ties to the police, and when Tina suspects he's holding back information from her, her Irish temper flares even more.
The secrets behind Joshua Young's murder are bigger than Tina ever imagined. Can the murderer be stopped before killing again?
Cluttered Attic Secrets illuminates the real spirit of friendship and is a suspense-filled mystery with many secrets and ghostly occurrences, a little romance, and a few organizing tips to help you tame your own secret clutter.
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Title: Cluttered Attic Secrets - Tina Tales 3 Author: Jan Christensen Published: 7-6-15 Publisher: Victory Editing Pages: 311 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Crafts & Hobbies; Women Sleuths; Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery ISBN: 9781514242833 ASIN: B00ZV45UG4 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . When Tina's best friend Leslie calls her at midnight frightened b seeing what she believes is a ghost. When Tina shows up she doesn't see anything, but does hear strange noises coming from the attic. When the go outside they find that a body has been found in Leslie side yard between her house and her neighbors. The police find a note saying the man shares her father's name. Tina agrees to help Leslie investigate the going ons in her home and find out who exactly the dead man is and why someone put Leslie's father's name on the note. This is the first book in the Tina Tales that I have read, but it will not be the last. This is story that is well written with characters that are well written with characters that are multidimensional and believable. They could be anyone in our daily lives. They have their own problems and daily distractions. The story line flows smoothly without feeling forced. You will not want to put this book down until the every last page as you wade through the clues and a few red herrings to see if you can figure out the truth before Tina and Leslie becomes part of the mystery herself.
4 STARS Tina is a good friend. Leslie called Tina after midnight and asked her to come. She heard and thought she saw a ghost. Tina Shaw goes over to help Leslie figure it out. She hears strange noises in attic too. Lots of mysteries. Is it a ghost and if so who is it? The murder next door is that part of what is going on at Leslie's? There is a lot going on in the book. It is fast paced. Tina Shaw is a organizer. Leslie had just inherited a big old house. The attic is so full of clutter that Tina is going to help her organize it. Tina used to date Leslie's older brother Brandon. Now she is dating Hank. The four of them are trying to decide what is going on at Leslie's house. There is a lot of secrets in this story. I like secrets about the houses but would have problems with the person I was involved in and not knowing what he does. This is set in Newport, Rhode Island I liked it so much I went and bought the first book in the series. I was given this book to read by NetGalley and Victory Editing In return I agree to give a honest review of Cluttered Attic Secrets.
This is the first book I've read by this author. The title intrigued me as well the cover. I could not put this book down, I had to read it in one sitting. Even though I haven't read any others in the series, I could follow the story and the characters with little to no confusion. I am eager to read the others, it was just that good. Tina Shaw is now a professional organizer who is involved in a relationship with Hank Silver. Hank is some type of a consultant with the Newport, Rhode Island police department. Tina lives back home with her mother Laura and her Great Uncle Bob. Tina's best friend Leslie calls her after midnight, frantic with fear because she hears odd thumping sounds in her attic. Tina and Leslie check out the attic, but other than it being filled with furniture and boxes, they don't see any signs of paranormal activity. The house is old, it belonged to Leslie's Aunt Margaret, and Leslie inherited when her Aunt passed away. In the light of day the girls begin to explore the attic and love the treasures they discover. They do hear odd sounds and this leads Tina to research some of the older houses in the area. The discovery leads to hidden rooms and passageways and family secrets others feel were best left forgotten. The story was so detailed and well written, I found myself eager to find the hidden truths. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery. I received an ARC copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest and fair review
Cluttered Attic Secrets by Jan Christensen is a part of the Tina Tales. Tina Show is now a professional organizer (no website, no advertising, which means no jobs right now) in Newport, Rhode Island. Her best friend, Leslie Young has moved into her new home (that she has inherited from her Aunt Margaret). Leslie calls her late one night stating she has seen something in the attic and is scared. Tina rushes over, but does not see anything that night. Over time, though, they both hear noises from the attic. The girls call over Hank Silver (Tina’s boyfriend) and Brandon Young (Leslie’s brother and Tina’s former boyfriend—awkward). When they hear the noises as well, they are determined to figure out what is going on. Then Brandon gets hit over the head and left unconscious. Leslie has everyone clear out of the house and she goes to stay with her parents (this part makes absolutely no sense). They know it is not a ghost (since none of them believe in the supernatural), but how is someone getting into the house. If Leslie wants to live in her house again, they will have to find out what is going on in her house. They consult an architect to see if there are any secret rooms in the house. There are a lot of older homes in the area and many of them do contain hidden rooms (underground railroad and were also used during prohibition). Turns out to be several rooms hidden within the house. They are outfitted with plumbing, beds, and storage cupboards. What has been going on in this house? Did Leslie’s Aunt Margaret know about the secret rooms? Tina and Hank are still in the early stages of their relationship. Hank is very secretive of his job and Tina has to decide if she can handle that secrecy. Tina, Brandon, Hank, and Leslie along with the local police work to find out what is happening in the secret rooms. Is it limited to Leslie’s house? Cluttered Attic Secrets is a cute cozy mystery novel. I give Cluttered Attic Secrets 4 out of 5 stars. It is easy to read with characters that are relatable. This book can be read as a stand-alone, though, there were a couple of references (an example is previous boyfriend that is mentioned a couple of times) that are not explained in this book. The one thing I did not understand was Leslie (she was scared of her own shadow). She was all for the investigation, and then she would put a halt to it (and hide out at her parents house). She was a contradictory character. I received a complimentary copy of Cluttered Attic Secrets from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are my own.