"The Charmers" proved to be a real letdown for me. The shuffling point of view can be an excellent device when setting the tone for a mystery novel such as this one, but it jumped around erratically with little direction. The villa has a beautifully tragic history, and unfortunately I was more attached to it than our main characters. It lacked overall direction and I couldn't find anyone to relate to. I only made it about halfway before giving up.
When Mirabella Matthews’ Aunt Jolly dies unexpectedly and under mysterious circumstances Mirabella suddenly finds herself the new owner of a villa in the South of France. But with the inheritance come unexpected mysteries…and dangers.
On her way to the villa, Mirabella is run off the road by a motorcycle, and that’s only just the beginning. It turns out that Aunt Jolly had a past, and as the various men who were a part of it show up Mirabella must find out who can be trusted and who is using charm to mask the face of a murderer.
Told with Elizabeth Adler’s signature attention to detail, strong female characters, and luxurious setting, The Charmers is a page-turner of a novel that will keep you riveted up until the very last page.