Review: Skeletons in the Attic by Judy Penz Sheluk


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 he had. 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 thirty-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who hopes to expose the Barnstable family secrets herself. 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?

My opinion:

Skeletons in the Attic by Judy Penz Sheluk is a cozy mystery. It’s the first book from the Marketville Mystery series.

This is an incredible book. I am a huge fan of mysteries and this one had everything I usually look for in a great story from this genre. The plot is simple, we follow Callie’s short journey on discovering what happened to her mother. There is so much suspense and enough twists that will shock you. The author’s writing skills are phenomenal and so are her descriptions of each scene. It gives you the feeling that you are watching a movie, it’s so vivid. The characters were great as well. Callie was amazing, she was handling everything so well and her detective skills were on point. My second favorite character was Ella, I love a good old lady character. The only thing that I didn’t really like was towards the end, I can’t reveal it because it would be a major spoiler. I can only say that it is a sore subject for me and it pissed me off. Other than that it is a great book.

I enjoyed reading it so much. It kept me hooked from the beginning till the end and I will rate it with 4.5 stars.

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