The Girl from Widow Hills started strong. What a premise! Girl goes missing as a child while sleep-walking, girl starts new life, old life comes to find her.
When Ally "wakes up" from her amnesia, she has no idea what just happened and she's surprised and a bit anxious to meet her husband Hugh - because she has no recollection of him either.
There's a type of dreamy, mysterious aura in a CJ Tudor book. It's a great feeling to wrap yourself in like a warm blanket as you read her books.
Sienna returning home is like the return of the prodigal daughter. She was her parent's golden girl, in the time before her childhood fell apart.
In The Nanny, we meet The Holt Family. They are the richest, most important family in a small town, or at least they were in the 1980's.
I would recommend this read to fans of John Saul (for me it was a bit reminiscent of Creature) or Karen Thompson Walker's The Dreamers: A Novel, which is also a gentle blend of science and fiction.