Author: Elizabeth Lowell
This thriller sounded promising to me. A genealogist (Carolina “Carly” May) is hired to do a family history by an eccentric aunt of the governor of New Mexico. The family’s history stretches back to the days when New Mexico was a part of Mexico. Eventually, it becomes a story of corruption and the blending of two families, the Castillos and the Quintrells. I had a hard time following the various threads of the plot and keeping the histories of the two families straight. Additionally, the will-they-won’t-they romance between Carly and one of the family members had a lot of tedious banter. By the end, the story was pretty confusing and came to a rather abrupt – and disturbing – end involving incest and murder.