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Overview Interweaving elements of mystery and suspense with a message of hope, Linda Hall's seventh novel brings healing to those wounded by legalism in the church. In Katheryn's Secret, mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's journals -- and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as Sharon and her husband, Jeff, begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble. Secrets, long buried, begin to surface -- and only God's grace can put this family back together again.
Publishers Description Interweaving elements of mystery and suspense with a message of hope, Linda Hall's seventh novel brings healing to those wounded by legalism in the church. In Katheryn's Secret, mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's journals -- and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as Sharon and her husband, Jeff, begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble. Secrets, long buried, begin to surface -- and only God's grace can put this family back together again.
A murder mystery...A fractured family...Evil intentions. Can one woman pull the pieces together?
When Sharon Colebrook was a child, she listened to all of eccentric Aunt Katie's whimsical, half-true stories. But it's the unfinished tale of a murder that intrigues her most. After her aunt dies, Sharon, now a successful mystery writer, decides to write Katie's life story. Her research uncovers the strict, religious family's secrets, and its carefully kept facade begins to crumble. What fears haunt Doreen, the family's longtime maid? Was there a murder — and who was behind it? What has happened to Dean, Sharon's errant brother? In the end, only God's grace can put this family back together again.
Linda Hall is the author of August Gamble and November Veil, the first two books in the Mountie Mystery series, and the futuristic suspense novel The Josiah Files, as well as six nonfiction books. She has worked as a newspaper writer and taught English at the college level. She is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and lives in New Brunswick.
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Studio: Multnomah Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590528212 ISBN13 9781590528211
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Hall
Linda Hall is the award-winning author of seven nonfiction books and twelve novels, including "Dark Water." When she s not writing, Linda and her husband, Rik, enjoy sailing the St. John River system and the coast of Maine. Linda and Rik have two children and three grandchildren and live in New Brunswick."
Reviews - What do customers think about Katheryn's Secret?
Revealed Secrets Dec 28, 2001
I recently picked this book up to read while visiting my mom. As I got into the story I was surprised to discover it was a Christian book. At the beginning I would have sworn the opposite was true. The way Linda Hall wove the struggle between the "way we were raised" and the way we choose was beautifully done. I consider myself a snob to good literature, and this was a very well written book; with plots, subplots and interweaving themes. The most beautifully revealed secret in this book was the truth of the gospel. Jesus came to set us free from rules and teach us to love. Thank you Linda.
a mystery within a mystery... Jun 8, 2000
This is a great fiction book that deals with so many true-life issues. Sharon is a mystery writer who is called back home after her aunt's death to go through the house and settle the estate. However, the estate cannot be completely settled until her brother, whom no one has heard from in 25 years, is found. Sharon also must deal with her estranged father, whose narrow religious views have turned her totally against religion. Sharon also plans to solve a probable murder (which her aunt had vaguely referred to--was she serious or making it up?) that is more than fifty years old while she is there. Take these elements, add old friends whose religous views make Sharon uncomfortable, a family scandal long since covered up, a haunted house, a "crazy" housekeeper, and a prodigal daughter, and you have a great novel! I recommend this book for any mystery fan, secular or Christian, and for anyone who has ever felt constrained by "rules" of the Christian faith.
Her Best Book Yet May 31, 2000
Linda Hall has done it again! This book is sure to be a best seller! Katheryn's Secret is a weaving of suspence and intrigue. Right when you think you're on the right trail, she throws in another twist. Anyone who loves a great mystery will love this book. It's a tale about family secrets, the effects of a legalistic, religeous upbringing and how God can work through the misguided mistakes of family. It's about love, lost love and love rekindled. Linda shows us--without being preachy--the difference of being religeous and having the love of God in our hearts, where we learn to love others. Her characters are real and well developed, as is the plot. By the time you finish this story, you may find that you identified with one or two of her characters and hopefully--learn from their mistakes.
A Tale of Three Mysteries:Kathryn's Secret Mar 25, 2000
This book is a must-read for mystery fans, for people who enjoy multi-layered stories and even for anyone who has had faith, lost faith or is looking for faith. Linda Hall really know how to build a story and to keep the suspense high. Add to that the fact that she does her research and writes with real honesty and this book is a winner. This is one to buy, not just to borrow.