Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

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Eva grew up watching her father, Miles, invent strange and wonderful things in the small workshop behind their house on the river that runs through their old mill town. But the most important invention of all was the one that Miles claimed came from the mind of Thomas Edison himself--a machine that allowed one to speak with loved ones long passed. Smuggled out of Edison's laboratory, the blueprints were passed down to Miles, and he's been using them to protect Eva, her mother, Lily, and her brother, Errol, ever since.

Then, one night when a storm is raging and the river is threatening to flood, the machine whirrs to life on its own. Danger, it says. You're in terrible danger. The next thing Eva knows is waking up on the side of the river and seeing her mother's grim face. Eva's father and brother are dead, their house has been washed away and an evil man is searching for them both. They need to hide.

Eva changes her name to Necco--a candy she always loved--and tries to put everything in her past behind her as she adapts to her new life off the grid. But when her boyfriend is murdered and her mother disappears, she knows that the past is starting to catch up to her.

What really happened the night of the flood? As Necco searches for the truth, her journey unites her with two women who are on desperate quests of their own. And as the trio follows the clues to solving the mystery of Necco's past, they discover that sometimes it's the smallest towns that hold the strangest secrets.



Title : Burntown
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ISBN : 0385687036
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Reviews


Linda rated it ★★★★☆

February 26, 2017

So take your pick. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon seems to have it all: Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery and Thriller tied up tight and ready to roll. It's June of 1975 and ten year old Miles Sandeski witnesses his own mother's murder as she lays peacefully in a lawn chair. A bizarro figure of a man dr...


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

April 13, 2017

3.5 I always have a sense of anticipation when I start reading a new book by this author. One never quite knows what one will get, she manages to defy genre definitions by throwing in a little of this and a little of that. There are murders, a flood, a machine that is said to allow one to communi...


Liz rated it ★★★☆☆

March 20, 2017

This is a very odd book and I'm not sure what to make of it. It defies easy description. Should it be considered mystery, fantasy, paranormal with a bit of mysticism? And it's unlike McMahon’s past books, which would be considered traditional mysteries. The book begins with Miles witnessing his m...


Book of Secrets rated it ★★★★☆

May 01, 2017

In the beginning a little boy witnesses a gruesome murder. He inherits stolen plans for an extraordinary machine, and years later he’s able to bring the invention to life, but there are dire consequences. (Coolest machine ever! I wanted more of it.) Now his teenage daughter, known as Necco in the...


Frances rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2017

Hiding from his Mother behind the rock garden, ten year old Miles Sandeski watches her intently with his trusty bow and arrow by his side. She is relaxing on a lounge chair in a white cotton dress smoking a cigarette, a habit she promised to quit one day. Miles sees someone approaching her, a ma...


Sadie rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 15, 2017

Oh man, I'm disheartened to give this review. 2.5 stars from me here. Let me start by giving you my history with Jennifer McMahon. Back in the day, like way back when, I read, Promise Not to Tell and Don't Breathe a Word. I loved both of them. So I'm a fan--those were 'thrilling mysteries'--origi...


Bam rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2017

Jennifer McMahon's latest book is a murder mystery laced with supernatural elements. Miles Sandeski was 10 years old when he witnessed his mother's brutal murder by a masked man. His father was suspected of the crime and was later found drowned, a presumed suicide. One of the things Miles inherit...


Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it ★★★☆☆

February 19, 2017

I read The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon last year and I loved and I was thrilled for the chance to read this book. Burntown, in my opinion, did not have the same intense storyline as The Winter People had. What I loved about the Winter People were the dual-timeline and the paranormal aspect...


Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

March 30, 2017

Well , this book has everything, Mystery, Suspense and good background characters that add meaning to the narrative. I want to thank the folks at Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book. In this book you will find contemporary issues (drugs, lgbt ) and a bit of the supernatural that defies lo...


Amanda rated it ★★★☆☆

April 24, 2017

3.5 stars I have been a Jennifer McMahon fan for quite awhile now. Her books tend to defy genre by including a bit of everything in them. This one is no exception. It starts with a murder, and later as an adult, the witness to the murder invents a machine (based on Thomas Edison's plans) to talk t...





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