Forgotten Boxes Book Review
|Published:||January 4, 2016, Clear Creek Publishers|
|No. of Pages:||222|
|Cover Price:||$9.99 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle|
Forgotten Boxes, by award winning author Becki Willis introduces Charity Gannon, a graphic artist who works from her home in Maryland. When Charity travels to Vermont to settle her aunt’s estate, she discovers four boxes in a garbage bag in the far corner of the shed. The boxes were scheduled to be delivered 31 years ago, on the day of her uncle’s purported suicide. Thinking it would be fun to deliver the boxes and surprise the recipients, Charity gets involved in a mystery that is both dangerous and possibly deadly.
Because of the excellent writing, Forgotten Boxes reels the reader in during the first chapter and is difficult to put down right through to the end. Willis weaves some romance into the novel, and does an excellent job of developing her characters. The stories behind the boxes that were never delivered are interesting, and it shows just how much of an impact an insignificant failed delivery can have on people for the rest of their lives.
During the course of the novel, the chapters go from what is happening now with Charity, to back during the 80s when the Kingdom Parcel Company was delivering packages, along with the story behind Charity’s uncle and his death. Why would Charity’s Aunt Nell keep the clothes her uncle had been wearing, complete with blood and a bullet hole, hanging in the bedroom? Why would her Aunt Nell keep the undelivered boxes in a corner of the shed for all these years?
Willis skillfully tells the story in such a way that readers will want to keep reading; the suspense starts at the beginning of the novel, and builds throughout. Charity will finally be able to learn about her estranged Aunt Nell and the mystery behind her Uncle’s death.
The book is fairly short, and is a fast, easy read. It will appeal to most thriller lovers, and doesn’t contain graphic sex, violence, or language. Definitely worth reading.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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