The Gathering Storm, by Barbara Warren is a “whodunnit” that was recently re-released in e-book format. I first read this book several years ago, but have never forgotten it, so I think it’s worth telling you about.
Stephanie Walker hasn’t seen or spoken to her father since the day of her mother’s funeral three years ago, but he shows up unexpected an asks her to come to the Harrington Lodge in the Ozarks and keep an eye out for him. He suspects something is going on and he trusts his daughter to tell him the truth.
However, Stephanie doesn’t trust her father and refuses to oblige. She’s surprised at how easily he leaves, until she realizes he stole her treasured necklace, the one thing that would get her to follow him. She immediately sets out in a storm to retrieve the necklace. When she arrives at the lodge she is directed to her dad’s room and what awaits her on the other side of the door no daughter should ever have to see.
What follows is a suspenseful “whodunnit” and a romance worth reading. I hope you take the time to check out The Gathering Storm.
On a personal note I adore Barbara. She edited a couple of my manuscripts and taught me a lot of what I know about plotting and writing in general. And for those skeptics out there–no, I did not give her a good review because I like her. This review is much deserved.
On another topic, I have some exciting news. Starting soon I’ll be interspersing author interviews into my regular reviews. I’m excited about this new venture and hope you’ll decide to become a follower. To follow this blog look for the “follow” button on the bottom right hand of your screen and click. All you have to do is leave your email and the posts will automatically be sent to your in box.
Until next time. Happy reading.