After a contentious debate, a secluded family holds an open house to finally sell their estate. But when one among them suddenly dies, the tragedy threatens to unravel the secrets that bind them together.
Deborah, Patricia, and Elizabeth have lived together at the Vonville estate for decades. Of the three sisters, only Patricia has ever ventured out into the world in her adulthood: after a brief failed marriage, Patricia showed up on the doorstep of the Vonville home, light on belongings and lighter on details.
But years later, the eldest sister Deborah agrees to Patricia’s demands to sell the family estate and divide the proceeds. Elizabeth, the youngest, is devastated, all the more so because her sisters seem to be holding something back from her.
The open house fills quickly: the sisters’ real estate agent, Jack Randall, arrives, followed soon after by a young couple that falls desperately in love with the house, a thoughtful older real estate developer and his assistant—and then a ghost from the sisters’ past that leaves Deborah shaken.
Within hours, one among them is dead. And unless those who remain can unravel the secrets of the Vonville family, someone among them may be next.
A DISCOVERY AT VONVILLE is a standalone St. Clair mystery novel. Other St. Clair mysteries include:
A DEATH AT EASTWICKA SCANDAL AT EASTWICKA BETRAYAL AT EASTWICKA MURDER AT MORLOCK