Book Reviews of Ghost Moon

Ghost Moon
Ghost Moon
Author: Karen Robards
ISBN-13: 9780385319720
ISBN-10: 038531972X
Publication Date: 2/15/2000
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
A little slow to start and almost too much unneeded descriptive filling but nonetheless a good book worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 3
Nicely balanced blend of suspense and romance. The discerning reader will identify the bad guy pretty early on, but the climax is as gruesome as anything Dean Koontz ever wrote.
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Helpful Score: 2
A combination of edge-of-the-seat suspense with a nicely developed romance. Complex family dynamics and an underlying hint of outside danger. Olivia Morrison comes home to a lavish Louisiana estate near the bayou country with her 8-year-old daughter. "When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons...and uncover a shocking secret buried in the long-forgotten past."
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it and finished in two day.
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Fairly flowing light mystery with romance thrown in. I give this book around a 2.75 to 3 stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good thriller. Keeps you interested and wondering what is really going on.
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Another good offering from Karen Robards. This author does a great job with character development.
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Keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Fun summer read.
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An interesting story about how the past can come to haunt.
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A quick light read, mostly a romance.
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good ghost story
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suspense in the bayou!
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This was a very good story.
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Love Karen Robards!!!
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight year old, Sara, to put htings right with the ARcher clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate. Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attractive-and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mother's name: "Selena!"
The bayou echoes with memories of her mother's mysterious death. Suicide by drowning, they said. But Olivia's terrifying nightmares suggest another story. She is determined to learn the truth, and to face a newly ignited pasion for Seth, who is too close for comfort, despite his vows. When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons...and uncover a shocking secret buried inthe long-forgotten past...

Good story - I enjoyed it. A little different but keeps you wanting to find out what happend next.
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it kept my attention all the way through!!
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Set in rural Louisiana, Karen Robards's Ghost Moon finds prodigal daughter Olivia Martin returning home to reconcile with her stepfamily. Her sudden arrival after nearly a decade throws the family into a tizzy, and sets off her grandfather's heart attack. With entrances like this, you know the drama won't be skimpy.
Trying to reconnect with her family, Olivia searches through her past memories and unearths disturbing recollections of her mother's drowning. With the help of sexy step-cousin Seth, Olivia begins to rebuild her life and find happiness. Unfortunately, a crazed psychopath is haunting the neighborhood, and he's got eyes for Olivia's daughter.

Part romance and part suspense-thriller with supernatural elements thrown in, Ghost Moon has something for everyone. The chapters focusing on the killer's history of abducting girls are chilling and ominous, and the slow development of Olivia's relationships is both realistic and satisfying, making for a pleasing if sometimes terrifying read.
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The fainthearted should be warned: Robards (The Midnight Hour) has crafted a mossy modern gothic drenched in gore. In northern Louisiana, little girls die at the hands of a twisted villain, and the author's detached style makes the killings' gruesomeness especially hard to take. The psychotic murderer has kidnapped four girls over the course of a decade, and he's ready to strike again. Will the next victim be eight-year-old Sara, weight-conscious daughter of broke, divorced Olivia Morrison? Or will it be eight-year-old Chloe, glamorous offspring of single dad Seth Archer, Olivia's stepcousin? Livvy and Seth remain blissfully ignorant of lurking danger, consumed with the welter of contradictory emotions kicked up by the ongoing drama in their family. Raised by her stepfamily, the wealthy Archer clan, Livvy left La Angelle Plantation nine years ago to become the teen bride of a no-good cowboy. She has just returned to the Louisiana estate, humbled by her greatly reduced circumstances and with daughter Sara in tow. Though she is welcomed back, Livvy is haunted by shadowy, frightening nightmares and the mystery surrounding her mother's death almost 20 years ago. Robards conveys the dusty heat of the Louisiana summer, and has an ear for the nuances of dialogue. But the cast of characters is so big, and the dramatics so unrelenting, that readers never have a chance to fully absorb the dynamics of the clan, and the serial killings remain an unintegrated subplot till the very end. When the bogeyman makes a move close to home, and Livvy and Seth get romantically involved, the murder mystery and the love story finally, satisfyingly, converge.
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A MUST READ FOR ROBARDS FANS.
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome frothe prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate. Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort,is icy, dangerously attractive-and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mother's name; "Selena!"... The bayou echoes with memories of her mother's mysterious death. Suicide by drowning, they said. But Olivia's terrifying nightmares suggest another story. She is determined to learn the truth, and to face a newly ignited passion for Seth, who is too close for comfort, despite his vows. When a new danger threatens her and her daughter,Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons..and uncover a shocking secret buried in the long-forgotten past..
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a very good read
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nine years after leaving home olivia morrison is coming home again with her eight- year old
sara to put things right
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THIS IS A GOOD BOOK THAT I ENJOYED READING.
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia is coming home again with her 8 year old daughter, to put things right.
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Great Book
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate.

Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attractive and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mothers name: Selena!

The bayou echoes with memories of her mothers mysterious death. Suicide by drowning, they said. But Olivias terrifying nightmares suggest another story. She is determined to learn the truth, and to face a newly ignited passion for Seth, who is too close for comfort, despite his vows.

When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons ... and uncover a shocking secret buried in the long-forgotten past....
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Olivia returns home to the Lousiana estate to put things to right. Her unwelcome return brings back memories of her mothers mysterious drowning.
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is returning home with her eight year old daughter to put thing right with the Archer clan. There is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate.
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate. Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attrative - and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mother's name: "Selena!"
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Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right. There is no welcome for her. Relatives are icy, her stepgrandfather collapses at the sight of her, called out her dead mothers name. She is determined to learn the truth of what is happening.