Title: Broken Promises (A Past Imperfect Mystery)
Author: Anne Willow
Genre: Adult, Cozy Mystery
Published: August 17, 2017
Page Count: 212 Pages
***FIRST IN NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES***
Julia was in a search of a way out…a way back to herself.
The passing of her favorite aunt sends her to the small artist town of Grand Marais, nestled along the northern coast of Lake Superior. There she starts to weave the tattered threads of a new life, rediscovering her love of sketching, while running the antique shop, Past Imperfect. Everything is finally going right. Until a mysterious package arrives, tucked inside is an ornate silver letter opener bearing the initials E.C. along with an even more mysterious note. Julia’s natural curiosity piqued, but before she can discover who sent the letter opener, it’s found embedded in Tom Peterson’s chest. The tapestry of her new life begins to unravel as she is named a prime suspect. Now, left with few clues and a past not willing to let her go, Julia works to solve the mystery and the murder.
Infidelity through time and a curse that only she can break – once she figures out how.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like mystery then you’ll want to read this book.
By Irene R on September 5, 2017
Great read, loved the mystery behind it.
Who knew that you could touch an object and feel the anger or love from it?
Julia doing what she loves best, sketching and selling old things. Come across a mystery only her Grandma could tell her. However her grandma has passed.
When a mysterious letter arrives with a trinket of sorts, Julia is thrown. She doesn’t know who the sender is until it’s to late.
With things going on with her Ex husband, and now her shop. Julia finds her life tipped upside down. She doesn’t know who did what, but she does know she didn’t do it. Obliviously!!
When the truth about the trinket comes to light, along with a few other things. Julia finally figures out who is who and who done it! Done what?? Well you have to read the book because I don’t want to spoil it for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting characters, cool setting.
By Mark C on September 1, 2017
This cozy mystery-style story is populated with interesting characters in a very cool setting. Nice small town feel that makes Lake Superior almost another character in the story. The plotline was enjoyable and not overly complicated, and I really enjoyed the supernatural touch, particularly at the end. The flow is good and the author has a nice touch with knowing when to inject an unexpected twist. Strong showing for a first-time author. Between the characters in this town and the interesting “Past Imperfect” antique store setting, this is ripe for a series. And I hope the author maintains the slight supernatural element. That was quite an interesting byline without it dominating the story. Very well done.
Anne Willow has a small addiction to antiques. She loves getting lost in antique shops and learning the stories behind the treasures. The Past Imperfect series was born out of her story collection.
Anne has always loved the North Shore, especially Lake Superior near Grand Marais. She lives there with her husband and two children. When bringing the Past Imperfect series together, Anne couldn’t think of a better place to have Julia’s shop. If you find yourself traveling through, stop by Artist Point, you may just find her sitting on the rocks.
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