Monday, January 3, 2011
This is an adult novel with mystery and romance, about a young realtor named Melanie who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Despite her disdain of historical property, she is a top seller of historic homes in the city, and ironically she comes to inherit an old house, complete with a shadowy mystery and a few ghosts. I enjoyed the audio version of this, particularly for its evocative sense of place. I did find Melanie's fervent state of denial regarding any unpleasantness in her life to be a bit over the top, and her constant whining and nastiness to those around her made me not quite believe that her friends could stand her, let alone be so supportive to her despite her snarkiness. She redeems herself a bit by the end of the book, thank goodness.
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White (Listen & Live Audio, 2008)