The Chalet

The Chalet

by Tara Fox Hall

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Overview

When Madeline honors her mother's dying wish and returns to The Chalet, she discovers the true secret of the old mansion; a seductive spirit whose undying love has waited decades to claim her for its own.

Excerpt:
The Chalet was not just a walk down the street. It was located in Minnesota near a large forest, surrounded on three sides by state land. How many hunters and campers got seduced to go behind those great twin oak doors I’ll never guess. But I know that at least a few did; the ones who got reported to my family over the years. What they saw, I’m not sure. Perhaps it was Madeline herself, or the force that remained of her, since she had died in that house 40 years earlier.

The Chalet had been a gift from an admirer who hoped to woo Madeline. Joseph Martelli was not the kind of person you said no to, even if you were a big star like Madeline. He controlled a big section of the Chicago mob. He also loved to trophy hunt, and he took to the Minnesota woods every winter to do just that. The Chalet had been Martelli’s place before he had given it to Madeline lock, stock, and barrel. Just why a pure blood Italian of seven generations had gone overboard for a black singer wasn’t understandable, not with a wife and a mistress already. Maybe it had been her music. Madeline’s voice was pure magic. Or maybe Martelli had done enough evil here over the years that the place was haunted already and he wanted to dump it.

What happened behind the closed doors before the murder isn’t known, not conclusively. Whatever disturbed Madeline’s packing also is not known. But Madeline ran from it, whatever it was.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015549638
Publisher: B.K. Wright/Beau to Beau Books
Publication date: 10/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 878,685
File size: 184 KB

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The Chalet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Shyla Book provided by the author for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book From the first page, The Chalet placed me into a world full of mystery, unexplainable paranormal activity, and history. All encompassing, this story is more than one person’s tale. It belongs to a home, and the entity that dwells within its walls. The heroine, Maddie is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her mother’s cancer has advanced, and the one place she wants to return to is the one Maddie avoids at all cost. The Chalet, a mansion outside the woods in an affluent area which has been the epicenter of murder and disappearances for centuries. Experiences in her youth showed Maddie just how malevolent the family home could be, but when her mother persists she gives in. What happens next is a wild ride as puzzle pieces come together, the past is retold, and a shocking love story emerges. I want to say more, but it would ruin the element of surprise Ms. Hall wielded so well! I loved seeing this story through the eyes of Maddie. The first person point of view worked well, giving the spine tingling scenes an extra edge. Ms. Hall did an excellent job building tension and answering all the questions formed as we discovered new clues. I highly recommend this read. But if you scare easily you might want to read it during the day.