Their lives are about to collide in a most unexpected way. There is a sinister plot building around the Beresford, one that could cost them everything. The owner of the building has plans, and no one says no to him - not if they want to avoid the unpleasant consequences. One of the people curently under his thumb is Frank, the building superintendent. Frank has a record and a past, and he has no qualms about dealing with a squatter in the Beresford, but does he really have the stomach for the job?
Melody burning was an interesting read, but not for the reason you might think. I didn't particularly like the book, I found the writing to be a little off putting, a little too unbelievable, but the story itself was fascinating. Beresford in particular makes this story, he has the strongest voice of the two main characters, but even Frank has a strong voice when he comes to the fore. Melody is quite frankly annoying, but she thankfully develops a little over the course of the story and becomes bearable. I didn't like the book, but I am also glad I finished it, which is an odd position to be in for me who either usually loves a book and reads it, or dislikes the characters/story/setting and discards it almost immediately. It will not appeal to everyone but if you give Melody burning a chance like I did you may also enjoy it.
If you like this book then try:
- The other side of dark by Joan Lowery Nixon
- A door near here by Heather Quarles
- The killers cousin by Nancy Werlin
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- Locked inside by Nancy Werlin
- Variant by Robison Wells
Reviewed by Brilla