Item description for Margaret's Peace by Linda Hall...
Overview Seeking solace amidst the stark beauty of Maine's rock-bound coast, Margaret Collingwood returns to her childhood home after her daughter's death and the break-up of her marriage. But instead of finding peace, Margaret is haunted by long-buried family secrets surrounding her sister's mysterious death---was she murdered or did she die accidentally? A tightly woven tale taut with suspense and intrigue!
Publishers Description After the death of her only daughter and the subsequent breakup of her marriage, Margaret Collingwood returns to her home in Coffins Reach, Maine, and to the seafront house she has inherited. She goes there to rest, to paint, and to find the God she has lost. Instead, she is thrust back twenty-five years and must relive the accidental death of her sister and face her family's long-buried secrets.
The old family home shrouded in the secrets of the past...
When Margaret Collinwood inherits her childhood home in Coffins Reach, Maine, she returns to the seafront house hoping to rest, to paint, and to find the peace she has lost after the death of her daughter and the subsequent breakup of her marriage. But Margaret's return to her family home forces her to face difficult childhood memories surrounding the fatal accicdent that took the life of her sister twenty-five years earlier. As Margaret begins to examine the past, strange things start happening in the present. As she moves between her childhood memories,the ghostly legends surrounding her historic house, and the trendy cafes of the Maine coast, Margaret uncovers the truth hidden in long-buried family secrets. And in facing the past, she finds new hope for her future.
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 Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 1998
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1576732169 ISBN13 9781576732168
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Hall
Linda Hall is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the Mystery Writers of America. She is the author of eleven novels and seven nonfiction books, including the award-winning "Sadie s Song, Steal Away, and Katheryn s Secret." She teaches a popular fiction-writing course at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, CANADA."
Linda Hall currently resides in New Brunswick. Linda Hall was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Margaret's Peace?
attention holder Aug 14, 2009
This is the first book I've read by Linda Hall. It's a great read. The mystery really held my attention. I felt that some of the family dynamics presented here were defintely true to life and one should not bury his head in the sand if finding it offensive. These molesting scenarios happen even in so called Christian families and ignoring it or denying the factuality of it solves nothing--in fact even promotes the continuance of such devilish behavior. I heartily recommend this title and am looking forward to reading more books by this terrific author.
Difficult topic but well written... Nov 30, 2007
Linda Hall is a very gifted writer and she writes about very difficult real-life topics in her books. To tell you what topic this book covers would give away the ending, but essentially this is a very good mystery with the discovery of a shocking and sad family secret at the end.
the best book ever Jan 21, 2002
Margaret's Peace is a book that you definitely can't put down. Linda Hall allows the reader to get right into the minds of her characters and know their internal struggles along with the suspense surrounding their lives.
Too Secular For Me Jan 4, 2002
I started reading books by this author as an alternative to secular fiction. This is the fourth I've read and I've decided against reading any more (I'm a little slow). While Hall's writing style is interesting and easy to read, I was disappointed to find incest, murder, premarital sex etc. in Christian literature. There was mention of church and some characters grappled with spiritual issues, but these themes were minor in my opinion. Perhaps I need to leave the mystery genre to find more wholesome topics. Other Linda Hall books I've read: Sadie's Song, Katheryn's Secret, Island of Refuge
an excellent mystery Jun 25, 2000
Linda Hall is truly a gifted mystery writer. Margaret returns to her family home to escape a failing marriage and emptiness after her daughter's death. However, instead of a haven, she finds that she must come face to face with her sister's mysterious death twenty-five years before. Her estranged family of aunts, uncles, and cousins all seem to be keeping secrets from her, as do the retarded man and his crazy mother who live next door. On top of this, Margaret also comes across a one-hundred-year-old legend that includes a curse on her house and a ghost who walks the beach at night. Before Margaret can find her peace, she must find her answers. Did her sister die accidentally, as she had been lead to believe? Is her house cursed? Who has been watching her and why? Did God desert her when her daughter died? Hall is excellent at writing multilayered mysteries, and Margaret's Peace is no exception. I could not put it down.