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The Tale of Halcyon Crane
by Wendy Webb
mystery
From The Jacket:When a mysterious letter lands in Hallie Jamesís mailbox, her life is upended. Hallie was raised by her loving father, having been told her mother died in a fire decades earlier. But it turns out that her mother, Madlyn, was alive until very recently. Why would Hallieís father have taken her away from Madlyn? What really happened to her family thirty years ago?In search of answers, Hallie travels to the place where her mother lived, a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes. The stiff islanders fix her first with icy stares and then unabashed amazement as they recognize why she looks so familiar, and Hallie quickly realizes her familyís dark secrets are enmeshed in the history of this strange place. But not everyone greets her with such a chilly reception,a coffee shop owner and the familyís lawyer both warm to Hallie, and the possibility of romance blooms. And then thereís the grand Victorian house bequeathed to her,maybe itís the eerie atmosphere or maybe itís the prim, elderly maid who used to work for her mother, but Hallie just canít shake the feeling that strange things are starting to happen.In The Tale of Halcyon Crane, Wendy Webb has created a haunting story full of delicious thrills, vibrant characters, and family secrets.

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