I recently finished this stunner of a book over Christmas. Bliss a teenager is missing, his parents go searching and his Sister Violet is left behind to manage the family antique store. I loved the small town setting. It brought me back to my Moms little shop by the road that brought tourists in to shop for local treasures that my Mom collected. All the antique/vintage jargon I remember as a kid and is part of my life now warmed me up to the main characters and their life. While reading I could get the sense of an underlying truth not exposed until the final pages. It kept me thinking and fearing right along with the characters in the book. As a archaeology volunteer one theme that was apparent to me was, what people leave behind tells a story. In archaeology we are unraveling a mystery. Dissecting what people leave behind to understand their motivation in life. Understanding the past is the key to understanding the future.
The author definitely got it right for me with this one, ghosts, antiques, treasure, folklore, grief and loss. Everything I need to hear right now.