Is her neighbor a friend or a foe?
Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary life in San Antonio, Texas when a box is delivered to her by mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner—a crotchety neighbor named Mona who shares her back fence—is drawn into a strange and haunting tale.
Mona’s ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is living there despite Mona’s claim to live alone, but Yvette is unable to break away as she listens to how Mona transformed from a young college woman about to be married to the odd, reclusive, ghost of a woman she is now.
As Yvette listens to her neighbor's tale, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona's come to help or to harm her and her family.
"A brilliantly compelling read!"--Perkins ★★★★★
"It is extremely compelling and I could not stop reading, this book is pure escapism and would make a brilliant film or mini series. I found it completely different to the usual thrillers that I read, but I really enjoyed it and would not hesitate to recommend it to others."--A L H ★★★★★
"This is an exciting book that will definitely take you out of your ordinary, day-to-day routine."--Linda Brooks ★★★★★
"This was a really unique and well done mystery / thriller. I liked everything about the authors style and the way the mystery reveals itself. It's a story within a story, and it quite enjoyable to read that way."--Cid Herman ★★★★★
"Wow. This book should be a movie. . . .I enjoyed it and couldn’t put it down. . . the suspense and intrigue in the story was page-turning and had me riveted. . . .Now I have to read a cozy mystery to calm myself down."--Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★
"People, here is another edge of your seat,nail biting, stay up all night,great read."--Sonya, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★
"A dark and surprising tale. If you are not into a book that you can't guess with a real twist at the end, or not comfortable with dark subjects, it is not the book for you."--K. Buell ★★★★★
Mystery Box solved
This story was very interesting. The present day part was better than reading about Mona telling about the past. The story was realistic and I couldn’t tell exactly how it was going to end.
Not for me
A book needs to capture me from the beginning, it willingly to read 4/5 chapters to be “hooked”
The magic box
Best read in a long time. Original plot, tired of serial killer mysteries. Good characters, could not but down.