Very disappointing, especially since "Sullivan's Island" is my favourite book by this author. Slow to get going -- I read 3/4 of the book before I finally just put it down because I was so bored. Way below this author's normal standards. Give this book a miss.
Not recommended. I wanted to poke my eyes out after the first 10 pages. This was the most unlikeable main character I have encountered in a long time. Completely unable to relate to the characters, who seemed like completely different people from the first book. You wouldn't recognize the whiney, simpering, idiot that is Beth. I usually enjoy DBF for what her work is, quick, light and easy to read. But this was unpolished, the dialogue was ridiculous and disjointed.
Blah, blah, blah. I thought that I would bang my head against the wall by the time I reached page 20. I love Dorothea Benton Frank, but this book was awful. Boring and idiotic main character, haunted house, ghosts and foolish choices. None of it interesting. A major disappointment. What happened? I hope that she recovers with her next book. Not recommended.
I agree with the other reviewers that this was definitely not up to the normal D. B. Frank standard. I read it all the way through, but only because I hate to stop reading a book once I start. Enjoyed the characters of Susan and Maggie (loved them in the original book) and Cecily, but wouldn't give two cents for the rest.
The book read like she wrote it on the fly. As another reviewer said....not Frank's best effort. If you are familiar with Sullivan's Island and get a kick out of seeing familiar places and people mentioned in print you will get some pleasure out of this book because it seems Frank just strung together local references and acquaintance's names with a very thin, silly plot. Not a great read.