Eva Pohler writes both teen and adult fiction and teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three kids, and two dogs.
The Mystery Boxby Eva Pohler
Mona's ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is
Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary life in San Antonio, Texas when a box is delivered to her by mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner-a crotchety neighbor named Mona who shares her back fence-is drawn into a strange and haunting tale.
Mona's ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is living there despit Mona's claim to live alone, but Yvette is unable to break away as she listens to how Mona transformed from a young college woman about to be married to the odd, reclusive, ghost of a woman she is now.
As Yvette listens to her neighbor's tale, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona's come to help or to harm her and her family.
- Green Press
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 17 Years
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I really enjoyed this book. I found that Mona's character was very odd at first, but I enjoyed reading the path that led to her strange qualities. Yvette seems to think poorly of herself at times, but ends up being stronger than she thinks she is. The tale started off a bit slow at first. Once I got further into the story, I was hooked! I ended up staying up until 2am one night because I HAD to find out what happened with the characters. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series, The Mystery Tomb. It looks like it's even better than this one. This is a different kind of story than what I usually read. I tend to steer towards the romance genre. I am glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave this book a chance.
I, personally, really enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written and I found very few mistakes, which in my experience, are very common and frequent in other free e-books. I liked the contrast between Yvette's boring and monotonous life as a stay-at-home mom versus Mona's story. It really drew me in and kept me craving more. By the end, it reached a point I never expected. I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. Whenever I was unable to read it I was constantly thinking about it and could hardly wait to get home to it!
I am not a big mystery fan but I love Eva Pohler's writing so I decided to read this too. Wow! I was up until 3 am this morning because I couldn't put this book down! (good thing I was off work today!) Like The Gatekeepers Saga, this book grabbed me and wouldn't let me go! It was exciting from beginning to end! I will recommend this book to anyone no matter what type of book genre they like! It's even free on Amazon so there is no excuse not to try it! Well done Eva Pohler!
The Mystery Box by Eva Pohler is a contemporary story with elements of romance, suspense, action, and mystery. The story focuses on Yvette, a wife and mother who is a little bored with her life. One day a box is delivered to her house but it's not for her. When she delivers the contents to the rightful owner, her neighbor Mona, she becomes entranced with the story Mona tells her.(It's hard to say anything else about the plot without giving too much away and including spoilers.) This story is very intriguing and really captured my interest. I became immersed in the story and I found myself experiencing the emotions along with Yvette. I had tears in my eyes as I read the last 15-20% of the book because I was so emotionally vested. The story was well written and flowed smoothly. Although a few of Yvette's memories slowed down the pace. Mona's story was captivating and I kept wanting Yvette to go back over and hear more of the story. There were a few minor grammatical mistakes but they didn't distract too much from the story. Overall, this was a great read and I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series
OMG. This had me hooked from the first page. It is absolutely an amazing read
I read the Mystery Box when it first came out and it still has stayed with me. I was drawn in by the fact that Yvette was a housewife who felt stuck in a rut and in need for excitement. She receives a package delivered to the wrong address, and returns it reluctantly to it's rightful owner. The owner, a strange woman named Mona, begins to tell her over the course of days the story that coincides with the box. My patience was tested right along with Yvette waiting for the next day that I could not put this book down. The deeper we fell into Mona's story, the more involved I felt. It was as if this woman was in my house, telling me this crazy, unbelievable story, and as bad as I wanted to call bs on Mona's story and write her off as completely insane, I was afraid to quit reading. So I read, and that's when the twist came, one right after the other. It was like contractions, just when I thought there was no other way to keep going, Eva went a completely unexpected way. I laughed and bawled at the end of this book. It was a phenomenal read! Renae