Tendrils of the Past by Anthea Fraser
1/3/23; 192 pages
Tendrils of the Past by Anthea Fraser is a recommended domestic drama.
The bodies of Sarah and Charles Drummond are discovered while
their two daughters, Abby and Mia, are asleep upstairs. It appears
that Charles killed Sarah before taking his own life. Cicely
Fairfax, the girl's grandmother, whom they go to live with after
their parents demise, makes sure the incident is never discussed.
She tells the girls their parents died in a car accident. When Mia
falls at work and hits her head, she has flashbacks from the night
her parents died. Abby and Mia begin to share their memories, and
talk to Cicely and their uncle, while attempting to uncover the
truth of what really happened.
The narrative alternates between the point-of-view of Sarah fifteen years ago and the present day. The girls are still close to their former nanny, Nina, who has some insight into their past. Once the girls begin to talk about their memories, they begin to realize that the answer the police came up with may not be the truth.
The writing is good in this domestic drama that moves along at a
fast pace due to the limited page count. The characters are
portrayed in a realistic manner and as individuals in both time
periods. There aren't any great surprises, thrills or suspense in
the novel, but the clues are there to solve the crime, which makes
for an acceptable mystery. Following the clues, events of the
past, and the memories of Abby and Mia makes for an entertaining
mystery and a good way to pass an evening.
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