Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.
Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna's younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.
But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play.
Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why...but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer.
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I really enjoyed everything about it. The story was fast paced and I enjoyed trying to figure out who was the killer.
The most memorable was the kids. It hurt my heart reading about them!!
This isn't my first book narrated by her and as always she does a great job. She is so easy to listen to and has the right tone for each situation.
Yes. I think it only took me 2 days to finish because I had to know what would happen next.
Scraps of Paper is such an emotional book at times because as the story unravels, your heart will break for those kids and what they were put through. It's a great murder/mystery and I love the setting too. Spooky is such an awesome name for a town!!! Can't wait to read the next installment in the Spooky Town Mystery.
An interesting, well written mystery set in a quaint small American town. Abigail Sutton moved to Spooky to start a new life after the body of her husband, who has been missing for two years, was found. Trying to earn a living as a freelance artist, she is accepted by the towns folk and forms firm friendships with the town realtor and with Frank Lester, an ex Chicago cop. Abby discovered a mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the previous occupants of her new home; secret notes, unknown lovers, violence and hints of ghosts permeate the mystery. When Frank and Abby try to solve the old mystery, things start to heat up and the whole town is caught up in the puzzle of the missing family. This audiobook is an interesting whodunit that kept you wondering who the culprit was right up to the end. The storyline was well fleshed out and the characters had depth, even the dead ones! The story of the missing children and their mother pulls at your heartstrings and you become invested in finding what happened to them. The slowly developing relationship between Frank and Abby is gentle and sweet; showing respect, friendship and patience, with hints of the potential of more in the future. The narration fit the characters well and she moved the story along at a good pace. This was a clean, and at times a suspenseful, mystery that was, enjoyable, well written and well narrated. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
I LOVED this book!I did not want it t end! Abigails husband leaves one night and never returns.Two years later his car and body are found and Abigail decides to start over in a new town.She buys an old house and all of it's secrets, scandals and maybe a ghost or two.
Wendy Tremont King brings each character to life as the narrator.She was a perfect fit for this book.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."
It's one of the best. The performance pulled me into the story.
There is another book by the same author on Vampires that I liked very much.
The main character. She was very believable and I felt very sympathetic toward her.
When she first moved into the house and started fixing it up. A personal fantasy is to buy a house out in the country and fix it up.
The story was fantastic and audible recordings are the best. I'm completely hooked on these recordings!
This novel is a most enjoyable to listen to.. It is suspenseful, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I look forward to reading and listening more of Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s work in the future
* I listened to the audio version of Scraps of Paper; and I was provided this audiobook by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.*
I enjoyed this story about Abigail Sutton, a woman who lost her husband one night after he walked out to get cigarettes and never returned. Two and a half years later she learned he had been mugged, robbed, and left for dead. After learning what really happened, Abigail decided to change her life and move to a new town to escape her lousy job and empty apartment, and, of course, escape the pain of losing Joel, her husband. Then, Abby discovered the town of Spookie, and decided to explore it.
Now, the real mystery began when she stumbled upon several tiny scraps of paper with messages, while fixing up the house. These were messages from the past, from two children -- previous residents of the house. Soon Abigail became preoccupied with hearing them and eventually she became a killer’s target.
This was good! If you like things that go bump in the night and you don’t have an overactive imagination that will make you also begin to hear things in the night, then you’ll enjoy this as I did. Clean, good fun. Recommended!!
I loved how Abagail was able to solve the murders of so many people after 30 years!
I don't have a book to compare this to & I don't like to compare books as if someone doesn't like the book I compared this story to, they will dislike this story without even giving it a chance, & that isn't fair.
I liked 2 characters a lot. 1st is Abigail. I loved how she cared so much as to solving the murders How Abby tracked down every lead & kept going around town talking to anyone that might have known the deceased family. I also really liked Frank. Frank had known the deceased family 30 years ago & moved away. Since he had moved back & he listened, believed & protected Abby while helping her solve this murder story! I didn't like John Mason at all!
Yes, it was that good.
This is a very well written story. I loved the plot and all the twists & turns in it. The author, Kathryn Meyer Griffith did a great job at getting my interest & keeping it. What a great way to lead us into a murder mystery by using scraps of paper! The narrator did a great job too! With all the different voices, this book was very entertaining. It sure kept my brain active! The narration was flawless! Kudos to you both!
I love to read and working on my first book. Maybe it will be on Audible someday.
I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. The thing I liked best was that despite several clues throughout the story, you did not know until the very end who done it. Many suspects, but the ending was a surprise.
Loved Wendy Tremont King's narration. Even her male voices were believable.
I highly recommend Kathryn Meyer Griffith's novels.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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I was glad this book only had the faintest touch of the paranormal, perhaps just fate, that drew Abigail to the strange little town called Spooky. I enjoyed the pace and tone of this novel, but most of all I liked the picture the author drew with her words, the picture of a small town, an old house, a woman struggling to start life anew, and the man she meets. This was a clean, interesting, well fleshed out story with a satisfying conclusion.
Both the mystery and the evolving relationship between Abigail and Frank kept me intrigued.
The ending was very exciting. I also like how the story of Frank and Abigail ended up.
No, the easy pace and gradual unfolding of the clues made it easy to put down and pick right back up as time allowed.
I listened to the audio book as I read, a feature called Whispersync, and I must say, Wendy Tremont King was just perfect as the narrator. My attention never drifted from her story telling, and she was easy to follow. I look forward to the next book in the series.
This was an engaging and interesting book. However, the subject matter is very sad and serious. I don't think I will read the next book.
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