April 28, 2016

Book Review (L) A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair

    Point Pleasant

Behind a legend lies the truth…

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real . . .

Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer .

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 My Review

A Thousand Yesteryears is a gripping dark mystery that kept me sitting on the edge of my seat, guessing what would happen next as Eve and Caden are drawn into the investigation of the disappearance/death of girls in Point Pleasant, while dealing with their personal relationship.

I have just finished this book and, to be honest, I wish there was more and I can't wait to tell you why.  Where should I start... let's start with the characters.  The author had me hooked from the very beginning. With her character development, with the descriptions of places and situations - these add so many dimensions to the story - I felt as if I were one of her characters watching from the sideline.  Mae Clair must not believe in wimps, because her books are littered with strong female characters. Like  Eve in A Thousand Yesteryears. Eve Perrish has strength, intelligence, and determination. What does Eve discover about her beloved Aunt Rosy? Will the discovery reveal a horrible thing that could estrange her from the newly rediscovered love? Will the secrets "ruin" them in the "ton"?

In the style of S King and A Christie, the author spins a story of deceit, revenge, romance and tragic history whose ending took me totally by surprise. I left my role as character on the sideline, to become the main character Eve, saying to myself, "Now why didn't I see that?!" 

Expect the unexpected and never let your guard down when you're around Mae Clair’s books!

I will warn you of one thing: if you start reading this book you'll binge read it!

I think this statement confirms how awesome this book is!

 If you appreciate mystery, suspense, myth, legends and paranormal tales you certainly should read A Thousand Yesteryears!

All in all, I am superbly impressed, and anxiously looking forward to book 2! 


  1. Hi, Carmen! I just had to pop on and thank you for the wonderful review of A Thousand Yesteryears. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and found the characters engaging. I really loved writing this one, and weaving in the urban legend of the Mothman!

    1. The pleasure was mine, Mae. I enjoyed the way the story evolved and how Mothman was depicted. Won't say more. Readers must find themselves what and how and why.

  2. I know it will be awesome! I'm going to savor it on a long weekend coming up.

  3. I know it will be awesome! I'm going to savor it on a long weekend coming up.