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Katheryn's Secret (Coast of Maine #3)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  108 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's papers, and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as Sharon and her husband Jeff head from the west coast of Canada to the east coast of Maine to begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble. S ...more
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published (first published January 27th 2000)
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Eric Wright
The main character in this book, Sharon, a successful author from Vancouver, seems to reflect the career and hopes of the book’s author. Sharon Sullivan Colebrook is offered a chance to have her Summer Whitney series chosen to become a TV program. She is being pressured to produce another in the series by a certain date. At this juncture she receives word of an inheritance that will plunge her into a real world mystery. She leaves Vancouver with her husband, a news editor, to travel to Maine to ...more
Linda Hall had a unique way of presenting her story. The mystery kind of sneaked up on me, and then suddenly it was all there and began to be solved in bits and pieces.
Another book that takes place at a beach. Really enjoyed it. Lots of mystery.
One of my favorites so far from this author!
This is a story first and foremost about keeping up appearances, trying to be good or look good to the church and others. I struggle with this, so the story hits close to home. Motives are key, and this book goes into that. The mystery starts slowly, and grows in intensity and interest, leading this way and that. It is not that action-packed, as are some mysteries, but there is a depth of writing skill, smells and pictures coming alive, moods that you feel along with the characters. Though I so ...more
The main character, Sharon Colebrook, is an author of a successful mystery book series. Her Aunt Katie dies and leaves her and her estranged brother the cottage in Maine. Sharon and her husband, Jeff, travel to Maine to settle the estate. As Sharon reads through Katie’s papers, she realizes she wants to write a biographical novel about her aunt’s colourful life. As they delve into the family history, they unearth family secrets which have long been buried. Ghosts, shame, pride, murder, and misun ...more
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Sadly, I didn't enjoy this nearly as well as I hoped. Linda Hall certainly has a fine writing style, but I didn't connect with the characters; they just seemed whiny for most of the book, but the whininess never paid off. I also found a few of plot/character developments felt unfinished at the end of the book. I guess I've been spoiled with other great writers I've read recently. So, overall, I found the story underdeveloped and the emotions did not ring true to me.
Barbara Derksen
I loved the mystery of a murder committed long ago that is uncovered in Kathryn's Secret and it's continuing affects on the people involved. Secrets keep people in bondage and it's wonderful to see how, once the secret is revealed, how people change. Good job, Linda.
A skeleton or twelve have been uncovered in a beach house left to a neice of a storytelling spinster. Sharon has to sift through memories os stories to find one real one about a murder, then try to solve it years later.
Mix of suspense and mystery Sharon ends up with her aunts home that has a ghost that haunts her until with the help of long lost friends help her uncover. Good book.
Barbara Campbell
Different.. overall enjoyed the story.. there were issues where that the author and I don't agree on and that marred the book a bit for me.
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I write mystery novels and short stories. So far I have 20 in print - with more coming. My newest mystery series begins with Night Watch and introduces my new series character, boat captain Em Ridge.

Other series include the Corporal Roger Sheppard mysteries, The Teri Blake-Addison PI thrillers and the Fog Point mysteries, as well as a number of romantic suspense novels and short stories.

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