Replacing Gentry

Replacing Gentry

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When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she does not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver's warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel's first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head. What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband's clouded past, ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy. A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie's precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1937178315
  • 9781937178314

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294 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 18% (52)
4 32% (94)
3 33% (97)
2 10% (30)
1 7% (21)

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I honestly did not know what to expect from this book when I started it. I enjoy mysteries, and I have always been a fan of the story "Rebecca." For the first third of the book, I figured that I would give it a four-star rating. It had a pretty good story, was well-written, and the mystery was somewhat intriguing. But it was nothing too special. Yes, I could see where it had some similarities to "Rebecca." Woman marries a guy she hardly knows and walks into the middle of what becomes an increasingly strange situation. But I felt it was missing something. All that changed about a third of the way into the book! All of a sudden, the action and mystery became much more intense. Everything was told from Marlie's perspective so many of the facts were missing. The genetic issues really gave me pause--no spoilers; you need to read that for yourself. I was not greatly intrigued with Marlie, and every page I read became more eerie and filled with suspense. I had a few things correct concerning my suspicions, but for the most part, I was floored with the conclusions! I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries. Rest assured that there is no profanity nor sex scenes. In fact, the book is extremely moralistic in nature, and I am happy to report that this story ends as it should. I definitely will be looking for more by this author. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
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