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Wendy Webb

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Minneapolis, The United States



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August 2009


WENDY WEBB's novels are mysteries about long-buried family secrets, set in big, old haunted houses on the Great Lakes.

THE END OF TEMPERANCE DARE (2017, Lake Union) is set in a former tuberculosis sanatorium on Lake Superior, now a renowned retreat for artists and writers. When Eleanor Harper takes the helm as its new director and her first batch of visiting artists arrives, she begins to suspect this isn't going to be the restful retreat she thought it might be.

THE VANISHING (2014, Hyperion) is the story of Julia Bishop, who takes a job as a companion for a famous novelist, who the entire world thinks is dead. When she travels to the novelist's remote estate, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that.


Small Business Saturday — Shop at your local indie bookstore!

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner. I love this nationwide effort to urge people to patronize their local businesses, and I hope everyone gets a jump on their holiday shopping by spending some money in their hometown stores.

On Saturday afternoon, I'm going to be working as a bookseller at one of my favorite independent bookstores, Valley Bookseller on Main Street in Stillwater, MN. Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.89 · 72,145 ratings · 7,777 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Daughters of the Lake

3.99 avg rating — 26,295 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

3.89 avg rating — 19,536 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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The Fate of Mercy Alban

3.76 avg rating — 7,453 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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The End of Temperance Dare

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The Tale of Halcyon Crane

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The Vanishing

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The Keepers of Metsan Valo

4.11 avg rating — 36 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 4 editions
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Widow's Walk by Wendy Webb
"Y'ALL. THIS IS NOT A BOOK BY THE AUTHOR I CONSIDER THE "REAL" WENDY WEBB. (Who has written Daughters of the Lake, The Fate of Mercy Alban, etc.)

I heard from her confirming this, and her publisher is looking into things.

Here is an edited version of th" Read more of this review »
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“Before I lost my father, I never understood the rituals surrounding funerals: the wake, the service itself, the reception afterward,the dinners prepared by well-meaning friends and delivered in plastic containers, even the popular habit of making poster boards filled with photos of the dear departed. But now I know why we do those things. It's busywork, all of it. I had so much to take care of, so many arrangements to make, so many people to inform, I didn't have a moment to be engulfed by the ocean of grief that was lapping at my heels. Instead, I waded through the shallows, performing task after task, grateful to have duties to propel me forward.”
Wendy Webb, The Tale of Halcyon Crane

“Everyone is haunted by something. A road not taken. A hurt, carried deep inside. Harsh words that echo long after the sting of them is carried away on the wind.”
Wendy Webb, The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

“The truth finds its way into the light, no matter what you’ve done to contain it.”
Wendy Webb, The Vanishing



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