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I enjoyed this book. After reading the earlier books in the series last year, I was really curious about this newest installment. I knew going into this book that it was set in the same world as the previous books but it would feature different characters. I was relieved to find that I liked this new group of characters right away. I had a really nice time with this story.
Vicki is a rather new resident in the area. She recently acquired a resort property, The Jumble, on Lake Silence as part of her divorce agreement. The resort is just starting to conduct business with its first renter. When a body is discovered near the resort, a chain of events begin that will put everything in jeopardy.
This book had a colorful cast of characters. Vicki was easy to like. She was such an honest and dependable person that hasn't always been treated well by others. Grimshaw was the calm authoritative voice of reason that everyone needed. He really seemed to care about Vicki and the residents in town. Julian is a good friend to Vicki and Grimshaw and steps into help and give advice when it is needed. I really liked how the wider group of characters quickly felt like a community working together.
There was a lot of action to keep everyone busy in this book. Vicki's right to The Jumble ends up being called into question by a group that has their own agenda. The property has a very detailed list of rules that must be followed since it is in the territory of the Others that Vicki has worked to follow while those who want to take the property plan to ignore. I really liked seeing how scary some of the Others could be when agreements were not followed. I was never quite sure how things would work out and was a bit nervous for the characters at times.
I would recommend this book to others. I think that anyone new to the series would be okay jumping in with this book but the background information from the earlier books was very helpful. I thought that this book came to a very satisfactory ending. I am really not sure whether their will be future books with this group of characters or not since the story felt very complete but I would certainly welcome any future installments.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace via NetGalley.