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Memoirs of the Human Wraiths Promise, Michigan is very much like every other small town across the state. Built on the edge of a lake, the homes sit in neat little rows in cute little neighborhoods. During the summer Promise bustles with tourists who come to spend their vacation dollars and enjoy the lake’s refreshingly cold water. But Promise holds a terrible secret. In the center of the lake is an abandoned island where a curse is rumored to wait for victims, unabated and deadly. Most think it’s just a story, something used to keep kids out of trouble. Still, everyone gives it a wide berth. Everyone except Bret and Adam. They dare to venture out the night of Bret’s birthday. When they declared their love and promise to get married, they believe no one else heard their whispered words—but they are wrong. Five years after Adam dies, Bret returns to his family to heal. But someone is killing the people of Promise in random acts of violence. Bret, with the help of FBI agent Jeff McAllister, must discover the identity of a murderer with death on his mind and revenge in his heart.
This is NOT scary and the writing is excellent. I also didn’t read the first two books because I was told it wouldn’t affect my enjoyment of this book.
Five years ago, Bret Williams and his fiancée Adam Woolsey were planning on spending the rest of the lives together when tragedy struck. Despite the pain, Brett continued to keep in touch with Adam’s family, after they adopted him as one of their own.
When FBI agent Jeff McAlister comes to town to investigate some homicides, he is drawn to Brett even though Brett is a potential suspect. Even though the circumstances aren’t ideal, there is an undeniable attraction. But in order to to move forward, Brett has to make peace with his past promises. Who is the murderer and what is their connection to Brett?
I couldn’t stop reading this one once I started. The actual writing was fluid, smooth and clear. The story and characters were well-developed and the folklore was interesting. I loved that Brett found comfort with Adam’s family, I loved that they affirmed him and that last fight was heartbreaking. From the beginning, I had hoped that the perpetrators of violence would meet justice and their deeds exposed. The journey towards that end started out sad and painful but ending with hope and peace. I kept expecting to freak out from fear, but this book was more love and redemption that spooky ghost story (though it was a tad creepy). I
If you want to read a love story with a little supernatural connection (ghost), I highly recommend this one.