When forensic artist Andrea Bellamy receives a 1-year, all expenses paid grant from Wisdom Court, she jumps at the chance to pursue her delayed dream to become a painter. The only catch: she must move to Wisdom Court.
Upon arrival at the century-old Colorado mansion, Andrea learns that Caldicott Wyntham, Wisdom Court's founder, has died. The housekeeper, Aura Lee Witherspoon, is demanding a séance to contact Caldicott while the court's other associates try to explain away "strange happenings."
Andrea turns to her easel, intent on fulfilling her grant, only to discover she keeps painting the same unknown face, contorted in fear she can't explain.
Now Andrea faces a terrifying choice: believe her trance-painting is evidence of a mental illness, or side with Aura Lee and agree that Wisdom Court is haunted by an evil set in motion a century before.
THE WISDOM COURT SERIES, in order:
Edge of the Shadow
A Signal Shown
All in Bad Time
THE FINNY ALETTER MYSTERIES, in order:
ABOUT YVONNE MONTGOMERY:
Multi-published author Yvonne Montgomery lives in an old three-story Victorian house where the creaking stairs and quirky shadows provide real inspiration for her Wisdom Court novels.
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Title: Edge of the Shadow Author: Yvonne Montgomery Genre: Mystery/Paranormal Format: Ebook Pages: 274 Rating: 4 Setting: Wisdom Court, Boulder Main Characters: Andrea, Neal Supporting Characters: Aura Lee, Dolores, Elizabeth, Kerry, Rose, Noreen, Summary: Wisdom Court is a place for women to pursue their artist dream for a year with all expenses paid. When Andrea, a painter, arrives weird things start to happen. As the ladies work on solving the mystery things get messy. Thoughts: I loved the characters in this book! It was like Golden Girls only a bit younger but just as entertaining. The huge differences in character and beliefs really made the characters come alive. The writing was strong with just enough detail to image yourself at the house but keep you guessing until the very end. The perfect mystery with just a hint of paranormal to almost seem that it’s really happening. I look forward to reading the more in this series. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
After reading the first chapter of this book, I wasn't sure I could finish it. The writing was sophomoric, at best, looking like a high school English assignment where the student was to use as many descriptive words as possible. "Said" is a perfectly good word and is much less intrusive. Where was the editor? However, I persevered. I'm glad I did, as the writing improved the farther I got into the book. By halfway, I was able to discern an interesting plot. That said, the characters could have used a lot more development, and it was disconcerting to have the POV change abruptly in the middle of a passage. I would give this author another chance with the hope she could find a new editor. I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
The material was intriguing. The ending was a bit flat. I felt the character development was well done but more detail could have been included in certain areas of the book.