The Furies

Elm Hollow Academy is an all-girls school in a boring town by the coast with a rather dark past. Witch trials in the 17th century and one supposedly hung from a tree on campus. Theories abound about the school and the odd things that happen there.

Violet is sixteen and has already had her fair share of tragedy and loss. She is that character on the fringe. Even she isn’t sure she belongs here. Or anywhere.

The talk of the school when Violet arrives is the mysterious disappearance of Emily Frost. Said disappearance means there is an opening in a study group with their instructor, Annabelle. Mysterious Annabelle. She teaches the girls about the Furies and how they took revenge on the men who wronged them.

Only these girls aren’t taking notes, they are taking action and Violet is drawn into something deadly and it could get her killed. Not knowing who to trust, she trusts herself.

There are plenty of books dealing with angst-ridden teenaged girls at schools. This had less to do with popularity and boys and more to do with witchcraft.

It was really wordy and the middle got a bit old quickly. The end was unexpected and rather disappointing I thought.

NetGalley/ October 8th, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press




INHERIT THE WOOL by Betty Hechtman

Inherit the Wool (A Yarn Retreat Mystery Book 6)

This is the 6th book in the Yarn Retreat Mysteries.

Casey is hosting a retreat this time at the request of an old college friend, Vanessa. The odd ball little group of friends they were in college included being Ballarinas. Yes this is a made up game but it was better than gym class.

Casey hasn’t really kept up with anyone from college, but if Facebook is to be believed, all of them have successful and happy lives. Casey worries that the Vista Del Mar resort may be a bit too rustic for these ladies. She’s right. No cell service or internet seems to be the biggest complaint.

Until one of them turns up dead and Casey calls on her old friend Frank for some advice as well as Det. Theo, who is one of my favorite characters. Did someone in her group murder Vanessa?

There are all types of misdirection going on here and while I had a suspicion from the beginning, I didn’t have it all until the end.

Let’s just say that no one was what they seemed and everyone had motive.

Good series with lots of knitting and baking going on. Recipes and a knitting project are included.

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