Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary suburban life in San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three children 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 despit 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 this strange woman's story, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona has come to help or to harm her and her family.
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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.