The Inn on Hanging Hill, by Christy Barritt (River Heights, 2021)
A dilapidated old inn. A painful past. A reunion of friends.
Childhood friends Lindsey and Benjamin haven’t seen each other since the night she was abducted and he was sent away to live with relatives. She doesn’t remember that two-week period of her life. He’s hiding secrets.
As they work to renovate the inn where Lindsey grew up, can they discover what really happened that night and somehow unlock her memory?
Between threats, unfriendly locals, a suspicious sheriff, and fallout from her disastrous former job, will they have the chance?
Set in a small Virginia town on the Chesapeake Bay, the novel is a quick read where nothing is as it seems. It’s a clean read with a thread of faith. The atmospheric old inn adds a suitably spooky touch.
The Inn on Hanging Hill is book 2 in the Beach House Mystery series but it reads well as a stand-alone. I haven’t read book 1, The Cottage on Ghost Lane, and I had no trouble finding my place in this one. They appear to have entirely different characters.
Christy Barritt has written over 70 books in a number of fast-paced romantic suspense series. Some are funny, some quirky, and some serious. For more about the author and her work, visit christybarritt.com.
[Review copy from my personal library.]