Erin Kelly, the British author and freelance journalist, has a new suspense story out which is as good as her previous acclaimed novels. The Burning Air is now available as hardcover by Viking.
A Brief Summary:
The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia.
But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home—a restored barn in the English countryside—years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan’s memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever.
If you like suspense, Erin Kelly’s novels are must read for you…
Kelly likes to cook up her stories little by little; therefore this novel doesn’t start with a bang: Each few chapters are being told from the point of view of a different character in the story with jumps back and forth to the past and present. The reader should have some patience as the momentum picks up about halfway through.
Overall, a great work of suspense with a great twist…
Our Rating: 4.0