Friday, September 9, 2011
Title: The Legacy
Author: Katherine Webb
Synopsis from Netgalley:
Following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing house in Wiltshire, England, where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother’s belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood—and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart.
Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry—so that the past can be laid to rest, and her sister, Beth, might finally find some peace. Gradually, as Erica begins to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges: one that stretches all the way back to Oklahoma in the 1900s, to a beautiful society heiress and a haunting, savage land. As past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two terrible acts of betrayal—and the heartbreaking legacy left behind.
This was another book with a slow start. Once I got into it, it was enjoyable. It was well written, if a little confusing at times. Certain things were alluded to, like the cousins' disappearance and Beth's illness, but they weren't fully explained until mostly through the book. The ending was satisfying, but a little predictable. Overall, this was a well written and enjoyable book about two sisters and their shared secret.
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
**I received a free electronic copy of this book from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.