Unique story line. I enjoyed it.
It was a great story! Started off a little slow but once it picked up, wow! I couldn't put it down! Really good suspense, really interested story. Two thumbs up for any mystery reader.
If one likes a light ghost story this is for you. The house next door had remained empty for years. Then a new family moves in and with it awakens what was quiet for long while.
One of Michaels better mysteries. Spooky supernatural element... There's a real ghost haunting the house, and really strange things start happening. Exciting with good characters. Engrossing read.
My copy is a large print hardcover.
Laurel Lefkow's characterization amplifies the dated gender stereotypes of this mystery surrounding a Civil War-era house. The female characters (a mother and the girl her son is infatuated with) speak in voices as lightweight as one would expect in women who are deferential to all males. The son and the father of the girl exude machismo as they vie for the women's affections and seek to outmaneuver one another in finding the reason for the disturbances in the house. The narrative voice is a bit annoying in its movement between full-voice and a half-whisper. However, as the book progresses, the volume ranges become less pronounced, and it becomes easier to find a comfortable and effective listening volume. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
This is one of my favorite ghost stories. Gothic in tone, but not gory or menacing. There are chilling sections but also unexpected and satisfying plot twists, along with some humor. I read it for the first time when I was in high school. The novel deftly weaves together a story of young love, ghosts, secret histories, and an interesting perspective on the civil war. A definite page turner for me and very enjoyable read.