The Wishing Well Curse
Author: Lynn Donovan
Publish Date: May 1, 2013 by AltWit Press, 363 pages
Genres: Paranormal, mystery
When I first started reading this book it reminded me a lot of The Westing Game, which was one of my favorites growing up. Here, we have our main character, Zeke Clay finds out about an inheritance from a long lost relative after having one of the worst days in history. He lost his job, got a speeding ticket, failed out of school and found out his girlfriend was cheating on him.
During the reading (and he's the only one there too) he's told a story of a generational family curse going back more than 100 years. He has one week to stay at the family estate and decide whether he will continue on after that to break the family curse and gain the inheritance. Or will he walk away and leave the curse as it stands?
The curse was started when the Native American's were driven off their land - land that was claimed by Zeke's ancestors.
Here's what I liked about the book:
- I also like that Zeke didn't just accept there was a curse because someone told him so. He's skeptical and searches for the truth.
I rated this book as a 3.5/5 mostly for the fact that it was too religious for me. So for those readers who don't mind that, this is still a good read. And it's only $2.99 which I think is a good price for a 363 page book.
It's got some great aspects such as ghost, Native American lore and and the mystery of how Zeke is supposed to break the curse.