So...you are telling me that only half of this house is mine and I can’t sell it until we find my father who disappeared twenty-seven years ago?
The only other choice Ailsa Calder had was to occupy the house which held memories both good and bad.
She finds out there are more bad associations with the house than good.
The neighbors have been freely roaming in it, and the town’s residents have nothing good to say about her father who disappeared with diamonds.
Along with all the trouble with the residents, odd things also happen in the house itself.
Ms. Elliott’s writing style is descriptive, but the book is a bit slow and focuses on where Ailsa’s father could be or whether he is dead and on the house that seems to be haunted.
At the end of each chapter, a blurb is added about where her father may be or where he may have been all these years.
The odd and different characters do pull the story line along and work well together as one mystery after another comes to the surface along with secrets that are revealed.
If you are a fan of old houses, family secrets, sibling rivalry, family sagas, mysteries, and some unresolved issues, THE MISSING YEARS is a book you will want to read.
You just need to move slowly along with the characters and the story line as everything is revealed in the very peculiar, twisted wrap up. 4/5
This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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