The Wedding Gift
Author: Kathleen McKenna
Pages [ebook]: 239
Opening Lines: Last evening, based on an anonymous tip, authorities were called to the home of Roger Willets in Dalton, Oklahoma. Upon entering the mansion, authorities discovered all seven members of the Roger Willets family slain.
Favorite Character: Jess
Kathleen McKenna’s explosive third novel ‘The Wedding Gift’ excels in so many categories it defies them all. It is a spine-electrifying supernatural tale where a huge Southern States mansion contains one of the most terrifying, violent and indeed psychopathic ghosts to haunt any town. It is also a murder mystery – why did Robina Willets apparently kill all five of her young children, and her husband, before stabbing herself to death?
I think that The Wedding Gift is a great novel for anyone who loves a great ghost story combined with a murder mystery. The ending is greatly unexpected, and I have to say that it completely made the whole story for me.
Leeann, who constantly describes herself as the most beautiful girl in town, uses so many southern phrases that I don’t even know where to begin. At times she is charming and sweet, but a page later she can be cold-hearted or lacking any common sense at all. My opinion of her switched constantly throughout the book.
One thing that annoyed me was how many chapters ended on random sentences. It seemed like the chapter breaks interuppted the flow. It’s a tiny thing, and really the only bad thing I can point out.
I give The Wedding Gift 4/5 stars.