Maggie by Mya O’Malley – Review by Jenni Bishop

MaggieMaggie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naomi has finally met one of her adult goals and moved into a beautiful old house built in the 1700’s. Sure the house backs up to a cemetery that borders her property lines but being a writer that should give her inspiration, shouldn’t it? Naomi finally ended a terrible relationship with a guy called Nick and her best friend is setting her up with blind dates, begrudgingly. Arriving at the restaurant Naomi discovers her date is late and when he shows Naomi is less than impressed with him and his self importance. After heading to the bar she orders the same drink as the stranger sitting there and strikes up conversation. Realising she likes this guy they begin spending lots of time together.

When Ryan turns up to Naomi’s house he his blown away by the history not only of the house but the cemetery and surrounding property as well. Naomi has begun to notice strange things happening in her home and her cat Zelda is going crazy. Along with Ryan, Naomi explores the house and the cemetery at the back of her property. It is there that Naomi is drawn to a grave with a headstone that says Maggie T. Field. Naomi sets about finding Maggie’s story and vows to put all the pieces together to help Maggie rest in peace. Naomi soon discovers that the presence in her home and in her dreams needs help. Naomi ever the writer decides that Maggie’s story needs to be told and convinces Ryan to be her partner in crime to help her solve the mystery of what happened to Maggie. As Naomi investigates ​things start to turn dangerous and she starts to wonder just who she can trust and who she can’t and what the real story is. Things she once thought were real may not be so. Can Naomi find the truth and write Maggie’s story finally giving them both closure?

This book is full of twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat and see you right there with Naomi trying to solve Maggie’s mystery. There will be tears so grab the tissues. Mya weaves a hell of a good story and I can’t wait to read the next installment.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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