Book Review! RAVEN’S GLEN by: Nancy E. Polin

Skylar Donaghue has no memory of the night her parents died. When the perfect career opportunity arises, she ignores her brother’s superstitious warnings, choosing to leave the Choctaw reservation where she grew up and return to the place of her birth.

Widowed and caring for his young daughter, relationships are the last thing on Jack Langham’s mind. A chance encounter finds him intrigued, then captivated by a beautiful, but mysterious, violet-eyed woman and before he realizes it, he’s falling faster than fate may ever allow.

Stephen Donaghue holds the key to that long ago night, but never speaks of it. Now that Skylar is being pulled into the past, he fears its ghosts will darken their future and claim his sister forever…

Okay guys, if you’ve seen my past few reviews on Nancy Polin’s other books (Soul Reckoning and Grave Fortune) you know that I very quickly became a huge fan of Ms. Polin. Her writing is lush and descriptive and draws me in immediately so when she contacted me about reviewing her latest release I, of course, jumped at the opportunity.

Skylar Donaghue has received the offer of a lifetime, the dream job she’s worked towards for years. One small caveat: it’s in her hometown. The place she and her brother fled when she was just a child in the middle of the night. The same night her parents died. And her brother is NOT happy about her returning… even though he’s never really said why.

I was mildly annoyed with her brother. I absolutely understand his motivation was to protect her, but he also should have trusted her with the complete truth rather than playing the caveman brother “do as I say” card.

But even Stephen isn’t ready for the twist that comes when he finally opens the box of their grandmother’s things that he has been putting off in the four months since she died. What’s contained inside changes everything he thought he once believed about he and Skylar’s parents and uncovers secrets that Skylar must be made aware of before something awful happens.

Raven’s Glen has all the suspense and gripping intrigue I have come to expect from Ms. Polin’s work, but I agree with the light thread of horror regarding this work. It is definitely light, no nightmare inducing events, but Ms. Polin’s rich and detailed writing brings the bogeyman into mildly terrifying realism.

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