THINGS LEFT UNSPOKEN
Everson writes an enjoyable mystery intertwined with a love story. Although the depiction of the small Southern town is disappointing and Jo-Lynn's family ties are confusing, the plot makes this novel worth reading.
When her great-aunt Stella asks Jo-Lynn Hunter to restore the family's home to its former glory, she willingly takes on the project. She's been questioning where she fits into her husband's country club lifestyle, and working on this project gives her the time to decide what she really wants. While preparing the house, Jo-Lynn discovers long-buried family secrets. When late-night break-ins occur, she wonders if they're related to the secrets, or if someone is trying to prevent her from completing the project. (REVELL, Jun., 400 pp., $13.99)