The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day…
The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.
The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.
Yet something makes you suspect life here can’t be as perfect as it seems.
After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.
But wouldn’t you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?
Welcome to Winterfold.
Martha Winter’s family is finally coming home.
Thanks again to Headline Publishing for providing me with a review copy of the third instalment via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The second instalment was full of revelations and bomb drops, so I was eager to find the outcome of this. Generally speaking, I see the 4 parts (with some assumption as to the last instalment) like this:
1 – Building the tension
2 – All of the drama
3 – The Aftermath
4 – The Resolution
So this was The Aftermath. Dealing with the broken pieces left behind in the destruction of the second book. Unfortunately, as it had been a little while since I read the previous two, it did take me a little longer to get back into this one, which I think is the danger with releasing a book in instalments. The book is still lovely, but I think I would rather have read it as one novel to keep up the momentum of the story, or perhaps at least have a brief re-cap at the beginning of each book.
However, the story is still great and it didn’t take too long to have me enthralled again. Harriet’s writing is elegant and delicate. In the previous part, the family learned some life-changing and earth-shattering secrets, and had a lot to deal with. As always in times of hardship, it is through this that your true character is shown and tested, and you really see this with each character in this book.
The family members each have personal issues and turmoil to deal with, as well as the family’s problems. While there is not as much action, I found this part was particularly beautifully written and touching, and I am keen to see how everything is resolved.