The Wall

An unwelcome visitor arrives at a seaside home to find that death awaits her there The house called Sunset has been Marcia's summer home for her entire life. Both of her parents died there, and she and her brother spent their youth exploring its rambling hallways and seaside grounds. They love the old house, but Marcia's sister-in-law has never taken to it. Juliette loathes the sea, and soon comes to loathe her husband, as well. After they divorce, Juliette pays a final visit to Sunset, demanding alimony. She is there for a few tense days before she disappears. It takes them a week to find her body. The peace at Sunset has been shattered, and Marcia must work quickly to keep her beloved childhood home from being forever spoiled. Somewhere in the creaky old mansion, a murderer lurks. Will Marcia be accused of the crime? Or will she be the next victim?

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By Ryan (Wichita, KS) · ★★★★☆ · July 02, 2011
Sunset House is not a house of evil, it's actually the vacation beach home of Marcia Lloyd and her brother Author and his family, the last of a long line of wealthy New Yorkers. There is no horror hidden behind a wall, though there are a few dirty secrets hidden away. The pure hype of it though i... ...more
By Richard (Montgomery, AL) · ★★★★★ · September 01, 2014
I've read several by Mary Roberts Rinehart and have, so far, enjoyed them all a lot. This one is probably my favorite yet. It's also the time I've most thought that "the American Agatha Christie" was a good nickname for her after all. In a small town on a New England island (Maine?), where everyo... ...more
By Jenn (Kew Gardens, NY) · ★★★★☆ · June 15, 2014
A little long, but mostly satisfying. Figured out the culprit, but not until the end. Open Road continues to be my beloved. ...more
By Meri (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 02, 2011
I've loved this book since I was a teenager, but reading it really had an impact once we moved to MDI, ME. I then realized the setting for the book was familiar territory. ...more
By Kcastro (Pocatello, ID) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 01, 2009
A rather slow read. ...more