The Kept by: James Scott

This novel follows the story of a mother and her son who leave their home to start again after the rest
of their family is murdered.

Elspeth and her son Caleb move into a new town to start their life again and when they arrive Elspeth’s past comes to light.
The truth behind her children and family.
The truth behind her own personal issues.

This novel has mystery and suspense.
It takes place during the 1890’s.

The first line of this book is “Elspeth Howell was a sinner”.
Elspeth is searching for redemption for her sins.
She going through life taking care of Caleb and basically waiting for karma to attack.
In this case, karma being God’s punishment.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

But I was not happy with the ending.

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