Title: Immortal Eclipse
Author: Sherry Soule
Mystery, Murder, and Manolo Blahniks...
A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn't believe in the supernatural--until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer--before they strike again.
The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian Delacroix, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective--instead of the fashion police--and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar's greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
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I enjoyed this story. From the beginning, it had a wonderful mix of suspense and mystery. I'm a fan of subtle and situational creepiness and I feel like this book delivered on that right up to the end.
Skylar was a good character. You sympathized with her situation from the beginning and felt the need to route for her goals as the story progressed.
I have to admit of the two men, it was blanantly obvious from the beginning which one was good and which one was not, and yet it was the method of the foes madness that you had to uncover with Skylar.
Dorian, one our mystery men, was appealing though I did feel all the way to the end that we still knew so little about him. I think too many of his interactions with Skylar were repeats of the same conversation. While I enjoyed his presence in the story, I did wish we'd gotten a more in depth view into him. I felt this way about Victor as well.
The other characters lent the air of mystery and creepiness to Skylar's world which I enjoyed.
Overall, a good book. I have to admit I didn't read this before bed but then you may be braver than I.