Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.
Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna's younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.
But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play.
Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. *** 7 Spookie Town Mysteries: Scraps of Paper; All Things Slip Away; Ghosts Beneath Us, Witches Among Us, What Lies Beneath the Graves, All Those Who Came Before, and When the Fireflies Returned.
A new start and an unexpected mystery
Sometimes making the old new again is the best adventure. For Abigail that means a new start in an old home. Fresh coat of paint, a bit of cleaning and a mystery when she finds scraps of paper with a note in crayon. I enjoyed her journey, meeting the folks from her new town and how her discoveries led to trips with Frank or walks in the woods or even commissioned paintings. My favorite thing about this book is that Abigail did not run around accusing people of murder-there were many discussions with Frank every time a new clue was discovered and his background made the direction of their involvement make sense. I will definitely be reading the next in the series.
Scraps of paper
Good story, fun characters and it kept me going till the end
Excellent read, very exciting….