But upon her arrival at the sprawling Palm Beach estate, Sharon can’t ignore the strange undercurrents of hostility emanating from everyone who resides at Poinciana—from Ross’s principal assistant to his reckless and resentful daughter from a previous marriage to his strange and guarded mother, who has isolated herself in a cottage on the grounds. And when Sharon starts asking questions about the Logan family history, even Ross turns from a dynamic and solicitous husband to a dark and silent menace. As secret after secret is revealed, Sharon begins to doubt her sanity—and safety—in this isolated house of strangers.
Review: I remember growing up Phyllis Whitney was one of my mom's favorite authors and I also read some of her young adult books when I was a teenager, so I was greatly looking forward to revisiting her work. Unfortunately, I did not find this novel to be what I was hoping for. It felt like a winding journey to get to the end and there were many digressions from the main storyline. It seemed that just as Sharon would discover some plot twist and I would think the story would take off, it felt flat. I struggled to finish it and did not find myself wanting to come back to the book. The end actually was surprising, but I just wish the pacing could have been better.
I received this book courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.