In the first story, Legacy of Lies, sixteen-year old Megan Tilby is sent to visit with her maternal grandmother. Megan’s mother doesn’t have the best relationship with Grandma Barnes. Megan has never seen her grandmother as a result. To help smooth things out between his wife and mother-in-law, Megan’s father has accepted Grandmother Barnes’ stiff, brief invitation to visit and it’s out of Tucson and in to Wisteria for the next two weeks. There are several reasons why Megan’s mother and grandmother don’t get along: she married outside of her race, her politics differ, and the fact that she adopted not only Megan, but two other children as well--to say Grandmother Barnes is uptight is putting it lightly. I found it strange that Megan is essentially a pawn in her family’s social agenda to gain pathos with her Grandmother and heal a rift Megan really has nothing to do with. This was even more confusing when, despite sending the invitation, her grandmother acts still as if she would rather not have Megan in her home. However, as the story unfolds I discovered there’s something more than a little strange going on in Scarborough House.
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