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Publisher's Summary

What goes on behind closed doors doesn't always stay there.

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn't surprised to learn she's the sole beneficiary of her late father's estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville - a house she didn't know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie's inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother's murder.

Callie's not keen on dredging up a 30-year-old mystery, but if she doesn't do it, there's a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father's wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic? Find out.

©2016 Judy Penz Sheluk (P)2017 Judy Penz Sheluk

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Good Narrator makes the Book worthwhile

This is a Book with a well constructed plot with interesting characters.


The Narrator had a good performance that helped the Book come alive.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Skeletons

Good story line. Kept me guessing as to what really happened to Callie's mother. Is she dead or did she just go away. Finally after all the years. The truth does come out.

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

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The Mystery of the Missing Mother

As an (ignorant) American, I hadn't realized that Canada had tried the Prohibition experiment too, and earlier than the U.S. Just a throwaway comment grousing about the government-run liquor stores made me take a second to check Wikipedia. That this well-written tale of a missing mother made me think and learn beyond following the clues was my own first clue that this was going to be an extra-enjoyable read--or, listen, in this case, as I allowed narrator Claira Jordyn to read aloud while I enjoyed breakfast and other otherwise non-brain activities. Intriguing premise, logical clue-following research (including hours in the library), and a surprise ending.

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great book

I really enjoyed this story. It is a mystery. Callie's mother went missing when she was just 6 years old. Her father raised him to the best of his ability. Now 3 decades later her father dies in an occupational accident. In his will he leaves her the home They lived in when her mother went missing with the clause that she must live in the house for 1 year. She also needs to try and find out what happened to her mother all those years ago.

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Abrupt Ending

Well written with good character development. I usually have figured out the villain of the mystery, but not with one. My only complaint is the abrupt ending. I certainly hope there will be a second book to complete the story.

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Fantastic Mystery and Wonderfully Narrated!

I don't want to give any of this one away so I am just going to say if you like mysteries then you will thoroughly enjoy this one. The narrator does a wonderful job which only adds to the enjoyment of this book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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AWESOME MYSTERY!

Once I saw what this audiobook was about, I was super interested. Family inheritance, but the house... What? When? It comes with "conditions." Mysteries begin to unravel, and you find yourself immersed in Callie's quest to know what happened to her mother. The truth always reveals itself... eventually. It kept me interested the entire time. I thought it was very well-written, and really enjoyed the narration also. All in all, awesome!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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What a Happy Surprise!

What sounds more intriguing that an attic holding old secrets. Doesn’t that intrigue any mystery reader? This one does not disappoint. Required to live in a house she Inherited, Calamity finds herself in Marketville in a house she knew nothing about. Sent to discover what really happened to her mother, how should she begin?

With the words, “Don’t trust anyone…” echoing in her mind, who can she turn to? The psychic? The tarot card reader? Law enforcement? Her attractive neighbor? Could any of them be a killer?

It’s a solid mystery with lots of little clues within. You will enjoy the characters, the dialog, and the twist and surprises. Don’t miss this one.

You can find my full review on Mystery Suspense Reviews. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Very engrossing mystery!

This one kept me glued to it! Excellent mystery and great narration. Good right to the end! I'm looking forward to more of these mysteries. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Excellent Mystery! Great Narrator!

This story is very good mystery, the twists keep coming. It would make a good movie.

I like how the main character isn't an idiot and thinks her way through her choices, like people actually would. Well, most people. All of the characters in the story do a good job of keeping you guessing as to 'who done it', who to trust and who not to trust. The ending/reveal seemed a little less than what I expected considering the buildup. I was expecting a seriously shocking revelation, but overall it was a good story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • MANI
  • 08-07-18

Skeletons in the attic

The plot of the book was put together well, writing was great and the main character was so true to life! All along I kept changing my mind as to who was guilty of what and the ending came as a great twist in the story

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  • Norma Miles
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Daddy, you're really starting to p**s me off.

When the last will and testament of David James Barnstable is read, his only child, Callie, is unsurprised to be the only beneficiary. What does astound her, though, is that her inheritance includes a house in Marketville and a large sum of money in part to renovate it, the remainder to come to her provided she live in the house for one year and investigate her mother's murder. She hadn't known her father had either the house of the money - and her mother had, she believed, fun away from home when Callie was only six.

This is a well written mystery story, complete with nosey neighbours, newfound friends, digging back into newspaper reports of the time, unexpected discoveries at the house - and even a tarot card reader and a so called mystic get involved. Easy to read and intriguing.
Narrator Claira Jordyn gives a good performance, with her p!peasant clear voice having good intonation, expression and understanding.

A fun, easy read, I was fortunate to receive Skeletons in the Attic as a comp!momentary copy from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. This review is voluntarily given.

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  • Layla
  • 01-10-18

Cozy mystery

Any additional comments?

I was hooked from the beginning and I found it got better as the story progressed. There were twist and turns that I did not see coming.
In my opinion this is one of the best mystery that I have listen/read. I think this is to do with the fact that the things she found can be done by anybody especially if you put your mind to it and this gave it more of a releastic feel to it.
The negative points is I found that the narrator was ok but I could not distingush between the some of the characters. I got confused in who was saying what at certain times during the book.
The other negative point is that I did not like the ending. Usually in any mystery it is solved at the end and then the author would tell you what happens to some of the other characters so you don't get any loose ends. However, in this book we get to where the mystery was solved and that was it. It leaves a lot of questions that have not been answered like what do the other characters think about it and are they going to do anything. There are some other questions I have but I can't mention them because I would end up spoiling the story. I am going on the presumption that there is a book two which continues where it left off.
Even with sort of ending I would still recommend the book.