Mystery, Murder, and Manolo Blahniks...A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn't believe in the supernatural--until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer--before they strike again.
The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian Delacroix, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective--instead of the fashion police--and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar's greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
I wasn't super sure about this one at the start. I wondered if I could invest in a character that was so shallow and shoe conscious, but I was surprised! I truly enjoyed the story. The characters are fantastic. I wonder sometime why it is so hard to find a great guy - and then I realize that I read too many romance novels. There is no way a "real" guy could ever compare. With that being said, I fell hard for Dorian - he is a wonderful, robust character. Skylar is great too - even though she is obsessed with shoes. All of the characters have been well thought out and carefully built; from the lawyer to the house (Summerwind). The plot is creative and keeps you reading. Sherry Soule has managed to combine an original haunted house story and a paranormal romance into an action packed, edge of your seat thriller.
(I received this book in exchange for an honest review).