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As a toddler, in a room illuminated only by the flames of a fallen candle, Jacobia Tiptree watched a man kill her mother. Jake once believed that man to be her father. Now, 35 years after the murder, as the real killer's long-delayed trial is about to begin, the defendant has vanished.

Jake tries to distract herself from murder with the constant attempts to keep her 1823 Federal-style fixer-upper from tumbling down on her head. But when her best friend's infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her...and needless to say, it's nowhere near as charming as her rickety old house.

©2008 Sarah Graves; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks

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Missed the Mark

I have been an Audible listener for over 4 years, and this book ranks at the bottom of my selections from Audibile. I have read and listened to all of the "Jake" books and have pretty much liked them. This one, however, has a plot so far away from plausible that it is bordering on foolish. The Maine accents are horrendous (take that from a native Mainer who has lived Downeast for 20 ears), and anyone who lives near the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the cold waters off Eastport, will recognize that spending any amount of time in the frigid ocean waters is deadly. The 3 year old in this book must be bionic to survive her spill in the water and getting thrown against a wooden structure after she had been kidnapped and drugged with opium for a day. I only finished listening to the book because I didn't want to "waste" my Audible credit.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Ends suddenly

I like her books but this one seemed to just end suddenly..or I thought it did. It wasn't as good as some of her other books but was still enjoyable.

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One of her best books yet!

What made the experience of listening to A Face at the Window the most enjoyable?

The plot was not the standard "who-dun it" there were new elements that I've not read in mystery books before.

What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns that happened in the plot.

What does Lindsay Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like that she is true to the Maine pronunciations of things.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 09-02-13

Dark and cozy

I love Sarah Graves' Home Repair Mysteries series. Jake Tiptree is a realistic character who sometimes faces extraordinary circumstances. This book is full of dark suspense but manages to remain a cozy mystery. If you are a fan of the series you have to read this one.

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  • Dorothy
  • Deltona, FL, United States
  • 08-04-11

screaming into the night

That was me ...way to unbelievable went on with to many unreasonable events to to many people over and over .