Historical Fiction

The She Shed

Category:Historical Fiction

Author:Leah Orr

  • Publisher: Orrplace Press
  • Publication Date: December 23, 2022
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • ISBN-13: 979-8-9855783-4-8

Hidden secrets, friendships, and skeletal remains make Leah Orr's The She Shed a captivating read! When Lilly Mae's dog, Dexter, finds a human jawbone in the backyard of Adeline Murphy's home, things take an undesirable turn as Adeline flees, leaving her niece Charlotte baffled and trying to figure out what has happened and why. It has been over a week since anyone has heard from Adeline, and everyone is stunned, wondering what must have happened to her. Charlotte learns of her aunt's disappearance from her old friend, Derek McAllen, as she returns home to Jensen Beach, Florida, a quaint coastal town once known as the ''land that time forgot.'' Adeline's friends claim to know nothing. Detectives have ravaged the inside of Adeline's home and backyard, searching for clues, and when Charlotte arrives to find her aunt, she learns that not everything is what it seems.  

This compelling novel is a page-turner—cleverly crafted and filled with nerve-jerking twists. Nonstop action, forbidden love, loss, and secrets are uncovered. Charlotte's tireless detective work makes up the backbone of this engrossing narrative. The story begins with a compelling premise that leaves many unanswered questions in the minds of readers. Leah Orr writes in sparkling prose, filling the pages with vivid descriptions and deftly exploring the emotions of the characters. The details are fascinating, and the plot twists make it hard for readers to close this book. Prevalent themes include family, love, and loyalty. This beautifully written book has moments of humor and provides historical hints that add depth to the plot. The She Shed is gripping; the writing is clean, and the story holds the reader captive till the end. This novel is one that you do not want to put down! A fantastic, spellbinding read that the reader will love! 

Reviewed By: Morgan Amos

Reviewed Date: May 6, 2023

Category: Historical Fiction

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