* Review * THE HOUSE BEYOND THE DUNES by Mary Burton

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* Review * THE HOUSE BEYOND THE DUNES by Mary BurtonThe House Beyond the Dunes by Mary Burton
Published by Montlake on September 5, 2023
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A tragic accident or something more sinister? A woman’s buried memories put her life at risk in a novel of shattering psychological suspense by New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton.

Lane McCord wakes up in a hospital having survived a near-fatal fall at a North Carolina beach cottage. Her boyfriend, Kyle, wasn’t so lucky. A senseless tragedy on their first romantic getaway. All Lane remembers is lying at the bottom of the stairs in Kyle’s pooling blood.

Confused and grieving, Lane plans to return to the cottage, collect her personal belongings, and get out. Until a winter rainstorm leaves her stranded and vulnerable, but not alone. A concerned neighbor, who claims he heard a violent argument before the accident, has come out of the storm. So has a suspicious detective on the trail of a missing woman, whose diary deepens the mystery—and raises more questions that fill Lane with dread.

How well did she know Kyle? How well does she know herself? What really happened at the cottage on the beach? And when the answers come, who can Lane trust to get out of this waking nightmare alive?


Diabolically addictive! Mary Burton is pouring on the angst like never before with a non-stop dive into the unknown that will have you following along page after page to uncover the riveting answers to all we seek to find. I was not expecting the outcome, but I was hooked!

Lane McCord is a complex character. We think we know what happened to her, but layer after layer of mystery add to questions of what happened and why. As she’s drawn into another mystery playing out behind the scenes, we wait with baited breath while two worlds collide.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a multi-faceted mystery with lots of questions to find answers to along the way.


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