Webb gives readers a poignant tale of love, loss and heartbreak in her story of two sisters and a family legacy filled with secrets. She seamlessly weaves the past and present details of this family’s story using a richness of language that folds the reader into their world. The Legacy is a deeply moving read.

When their grandmother dies, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to her English manor house, where they spent their childhood summers. As Erica sifts through her grandmother’s belongings, memories stir, the most important one being the mysterious disappearance of her cousin from the manor one summer. For her sister’s peace of mind, Erica decides to figure out what actually happened to her cousin and uncovers much more than she expected. (HARPER, Sep., 480 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates