Fate of Mercy Alban
Wendy Webb

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Narrated By: Kirsten Potter

Duration: 8 hours and 53 minutes

What to expect

From award-winning novelist Wendy Webb comes a spine-tingling, modern-day haunted house story set on Lake Superior.

Grace Alban has spent twenty years away from her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior—for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother's unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter home, she finds more than just her own personal demons haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House.

Long-buried family secrets, a packet of old love letters, and a lost manuscript plunge Grace into a decades-old mystery about a scandalous party at Alban House during which a world-famous author took his own life and Grace's aunt disappeared without a trace. That night has been shrouded in secrecy by the powerful Alban family for all of these years, and Grace realizes her family secrets tangle and twist as darkly as the hidden passages of Alban House. Her mother was intending to tell the truth about that night to a reporter on the very day she died. Could it have been murder, or was she a victim of the supposed Alban curse? With the help of the disarmingly kind—and attractive—Reverend Matthew Parker, Grace must uncover the truth about her home and its curse before she and her daughter become the next victims.

Wendy Webb has woven a suspenseful mystery that skillfully skirts the boundary between what is paranormal and what is psychological.

Genre

Horror and supernatural fiction, Horror and supernatural fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

Listen to a sample

“Spooky mansion? Check. Secret passages? Check. Dark and stormy nights? Haunting family secrets? Creepy characters? Check, check, check. This second novel by Minnesota Book Award–winning writer Wendy Webb has all the elements of a downright haunting story—and it is. But there’s also romance along the way to provide relief…Another great novel here. Be prepared to be scared—and entertained.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Webb has cooked up another confection filled with family secrets coming to light…Magic and mystery intertwine in Webb’s engaging Midwestern gothic.”

Booklist

“Webb plots a tale rife with dark family secrets, hidden passageways, love, intrigue, and witchcraft.”