The Aviculturist

Atmospheric and compelling, a fast paced Cornish thriller

Romance - Suspense
303 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

After the death of her mother, a young woman returns to her girlhood home and discovers secrets from her family's past that have a life-changing impact on her present in the spectacular romantic suspense novel, The Aviculturist (Atmospheric and Compelling, a Fast Paced Cornish Thriller) by Ann Smythe. When her sister and father plunged to their deaths, Lily Sanders and her mother quickly move to the city of Bristol. Twenty-four years later, when Lily's mother dies, she is shocked to learn that her mother still owned the estate and left it to Lily in her will. Traveling to the village of Lostmor, Lily returns to prepare the property to sell. As she starts cleaning the house, chilling memories surface, and questions about that dreadful night haunt her. Were her father's and sister's deaths an accident? Or was something more sinister behind them?

Set in Cornwall, The Aviculturist by Ann Smythe is a scintillating suspense novel. With fascinating ups and downs and twists and turns, the intriguing plot kept me on the edge of my seat. From the moment I started reading, I was glued to my tablet until I reached the final page. The elements of a compelling plot, an exciting subplot, engaging characters, and complex dilemmas create a sensational and spellbinding storyline. The fascinating characters, including the antagonists, keep the intrigue and suspense alive as they each confront their pasts. It is a captivating novel that is certain to satisfy those who love a great suspense story infused with intrigue and a hint of romance.