Book Review: ‘The House On Biscayne Bay: A Novel’ By Chanel Cleeton

by | Mar 2, 2024 | Books | 0 comments

The book is in stores on Tuesday, April 2nd from Berkley. Click on the link to buy a copy.

After the Great War, Miami became a hotspot for land, mansions, and society, and Robert Barnes wanted in. He had a huge house, called Marbrisa, built for himself, and his wife Anna, something she didn’t want, and they moved from New York to Biscayne Bay. But this house seems cursed, a worker died during the building of it, and on the night of the first big party, a woman was found dead. Now years later, 18-year-old Carmen Acosta, is moving to Marbrisa, after the death of her parents, to live with her sister, Carolina, and her husband, Asher, who controls her trust fund, until she is 21. Upon arriving, strange things are happening, animals are being killed, and she sees a portrait of Anna (and learns about her shocking fate), and begins to ask questions about what life was like back then. When another shocking murder takes place, Anna tries to figure out if the past is repeating itself and to stop whatever is happening, before more bad things happen. A twisty thriller full of murder, mayhem, livestyles of the rich and famous, and the need to be part of society, highlight this well-written novel. With some well place twists, this is exactly what we expect of Chanel Cleeton.