She is the ugly duckling in a family of swans. Her mother
has three doctorates; her father is a Ph.D. who advises
world leaders; while her brother is an internist. Lee
Donne has changed her major three times and in four years
she doesn't have enough credits to graduate. She takes her
grandfather up on his offer to house sit for five months
while she regroups but when she settles in, a strange man
tosses gravel at her house at night.
Lee and Casey set a trap to catch the man but it backfires
and he dies. Lee decides to find out what she is looking
for but when she discovers a hidden door in the floor of
the photo lab. There she discovers her family's darkest
secret, their ties to the Klan. She also finds existence
that a third party candidate running for the president once
participated in a Klan lynching. Lee has the journalistic
story of a life time but she has to live through various
attempts or her life to see it in print.
Kate Wilhelm is the mistress of psychological suspense and
she proves it with SKELETONS, an electrifying tale filled
with so many serpentine twists, readers are always taken by
surprise by the plot developments. The maturation of the
heroine from innocent protected schoolgirl to fugitive from
a well hidden cell of fanatics rings true and shows the
depth of the author's skills.