Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

At 10 years old Imogen Rockford lost her parents in a fire at their family home in England.  She's spent the 7 years since then trying to put that terrible night out of her mind and get on with her life with her adoptive family in New York City.  Then, information is brought forth that makes Imogen return to her family home, and to the memories she left behind there.

I guess this book is supposed to be somewhat of a mystery, and I can't describe it much more than I have without giving too much away.  I liked the tone of the novel, and the idea behind it, but I think in the end I was left a little underwhelmed.  Maybe I am getting old, maybe I am just sick of girls who can't hold themselves together around the boy who is obviously "the one".  Who knows, but honestly, Imogen's obsession with her childhood friend Sebastian did start to get on my nerves.  We spent more time with her mooning over him than on the mystery and history surrounding her family and the Rockford Manner (which would have been way more interesting).