The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The idea was interesting: a young orphan woman goes on a quest of sorts to find out something about her family where she learns that there are deep dark secrets to be uncovered. Sadly, the book doesn't live up to that premise, with things dropped in and then left (like Tess' fashion obsession) or never fully developed (the interior of the house could have been so much creepier had the description been done better). It wasn't clear why the setting was the 1960s except perhaps the treatments needed to be sufficiently outdated? And American audiences may not get the difference between Native and Metis, another thing that could have been easily dealt with.