Scare the Light Away (Google eBook)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 8, 2009 - Family & Relationships
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Recently widowed Rebecca McKenzie, a successful Vancouver businesswoman, returns to small-town Hope River after an absence of 30 years to attend her mother's funeral. Estranged from her father and two older siblings, she's left a brutal childhood and a psychopathic grandfather behind. She expects her visit home to be short. But then she discovers the diaries written by her mother, a British war bride with a young baby who came to Canada to join a husband she scarcely knew. Rebecca finds her heart wrung by her mother's story. Meanwhile, a young girl has gone missing, and the suspicions of the townspeople fall on Rebecca's handsome, charming brother Jimmy. Before long, violence threatens and Rebecca must put aside some long-held grievances to understand the crime. This debut novel will appeal to readers of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs and of Pip Granger's Not All Tarts Are Apple and Trouble in Paradise, evoking admiration, respect, and sympathy for members of The Greatest Generation, both English and Canadian.
  

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User Review  - CandaceVan - LibraryThing

This book is not an easy one to grade with a handful of stars. It was generally well-written, and the plot was not overly obvious. I would probably have given it a solid 4 stars but for the author's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy B. Burford - Goodreads

It was difficult for me to put this book down to accomplish daily tasks that took me away from reading. I also couldn't skim read, something I sometimes do. I didn't want to miss a word. Vicki Delany ... Read full review

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Having taken early retirement from her job as a systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki Delaney is settling down into the rural life in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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