ARC Review: 17 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore
Title: 17 Marigold Lane
Author: R.M. Gilmore
Published: Sep. 8, 2015
Publisher: Mac Gille Mhur Pub
Review: ARC provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
"My name is Prudence Penderhaus. I've never done anything remarkable. Never even bothered to look up. Until the day I realized I was dying."
Prudence Penderhaus was just an ordinary weirdo until the day one word changed the course of her life forever.
Giving up on life, a risky move turns her world upside down and uncovers an odd boy no one knew existed.
Trying to cope with her life at it stands, Prudence juggles her own emotions as she peels back layers of small-town secrecy that have been hiding right under her nose.
With a newfound purpose, she and her odd boy turn the town of Flintlock on its butt in the pursuit of truth. Uncovering more than she bargained for. Murder.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I didn't know what to really expect with this book you have Prudence who is dying decides to do one thing that sets everything into motion.
On her street there is a house that everyone calls the spook house you all know people have stories about houses and what are in them. Well Prudence decides to knock on the door one day and when it opens it takes her by surprise it seems there is a young man living there who we learn is named Cassius. There is more to Cassius than meets the eye and Prudence is determined to make him her friend. She wants to show him how the world is and that he doesn't have to hide inside, but it seems as though there is a reason behind it all. What will Prudence uncover while trying to "rescue" Cassius?
Cassius was a character who I felt for all over. To be treated the way he was in his home and outside of it broke my heart. I liked how the author brought in a touchy subject to some people and that being Asperger's. Not a lot of people know what it is and the author does mention it within the book. It just goes to show you that people who have Asperger's can be normal people with just a few ticks you just have to treat them that way.
It seems the town has a secret and there are some who want to keep what is found hidden.
Now when we meet Prudence at first she seems to be just a young woman who is shy and rather stay to herself but as we read on we see her open up more and become more vocal when she doesn't like the way things go or how people are treated. One in particular Cassius. I liked that about her she didn't back down or give up no matter what was thrown in her path. The way she treated Cassius was perfect. She had patience with him she didn't judge him. It was nice to have a character show compassion towards someone who may seem different to others.
Now it seemed that it is always raining in their town that I am surprised it has not become a flood how in the heck does it rain that much haha. Had to bring this up as I don't think it was ever sunny.
I was very impressed with this book as I said at the beginning I had no clue what to expect. Was it a mystery? Was it about a young girl and boy falling in love? Is it about death? It had the right amount of everything to make it a good story to read in one sitting. I do hope there is more coming on Marigold Lane.
R.M. Gilmore is a paranormal and mystery/suspense writer and creator of the bestselling occult series Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult. R.M. resides in California with her family and a ton of pets. Choosing to behave 'outside the box', R.M. prefers to think and live freely without the constraints of social stigma or the ideals of literary rules. That being said, she truly is not your mother's author.