one of the greatest writers, I try to read all hers
She can certainly summon up the spooky in this one, as well as making is a good mystery.
A mystery set in the Maryland countryside. A likable heroine, an old mansion with ghosts, a budding romance, and lots of suspense. This writer is always a great read!
A great Barbara Michaels read!
Turning a decrepit old mansion into a beautiful country inn isn't easy, but for Andrea Torgesen, the hard work is exactly what her young brother, Jim, needs after a serious car accident. Or, so she thinks--until Jim is haunted by unearthly voices and eerie visions, and becomes obsessed with a long-neglected graveyard. Suddenly, the impossible becomes terrifyingly possible and Andrea must battle an evil force that threatens to destroy their lives
Bit slow moving, not enough ghosties.
Excellent book! One of my very favorites!! LOVED it!
Elizabeth Peters writing as Barbara Michaels. Spooky and entertaining.
This is the story of a woman and her younger brother inheriting a house from a great aunt ... yes, a haunted house. There are just enough spooky things in this story to satisfy those who like a little bit of ghostliness in their books -- not a lot of ghostly stuff though. This book was very well written. Ms. Michaels described her characters so well you come to care about them. One flaw to this book is that the main character is not a very nice person, she's downright nasty most of the time -- sarcastic. She was not a sympathetic character at all. You come away from this character thinking she is a complete jerk. The characters around her are wonderful "people" and they are often hurt by her sarcastic words. No she absolutely has no redeeming qualities. Also, there is a surprise ending that I found very disappointing. That all said, I gave this book a 4 because it was well written and held my attention until the very end
I loved it. Spooky, scary, ghost story.