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Candles Burning
Candles Burning
Author: Tabitha King, Michael McDowell
After her father's horrific murder, Calley Dakin and her mother find themselves exiled to Pensacola Beach, where a woman awaits their presence. A woman who understands that Calley is no normal little girl, but can't begin to imagine just how strong her bond is with her father-even after death.
ISBN-13: 9780425215708
ISBN-10: 0425215709
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Candles Burning started as an engrossing, gothic can't turn the page mystery with supernatural overtones, but unfortunately the ending fell flat. It seemed to change gears halfway through - possibly where authorship changed - and the solution to the mystery was just not satisfying.
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What an unexpectedly terrific read this is! As one reviewer said, it moves at a hypnotic pace, and that perfectly describes this page-turner ... it is quiet but insidious, smart, spooky, and delightful! Definitely recommended!
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This one is scary, really spooky--and only after you've finished it and thought for a bit do you realize quite how very scary it is. The story sneaks up on you somehow. The posthumous collaboration is seamless; the two voices weave a spell together and just drag the reader right under, into the dark . . .

From back cover: Known for his chilliing Blackwater series, author Michael McDowell left behind the unfinished manuscript for CANDLES BURNING upon his death in 1999. In the spirit of the ghost stories that Michael loved, Tabitha King has taken up where he left off . . .
Calliope 'Calley' Dakin is no normal little girl. She hears things that maybe a little girl shouldn't hear--and knows things a little girl should never know.
Just seven when her beloved father is tortured, murdered, and dismembered by two women with no discernable motivation, Calley and her mother find themselves caught up in inexplicable events that exile them to Pensacola Beach. There--in a house that's a dead ringer for Calley's late great-grandmother's house--another woman awaits their presence. A woman who understands what Calley is but has no idea just how strong her bond is with her father, even after death...
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Intriguing, lovely, evocative book.
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Excellent book - lots of mystery; spiritual illusions - good descriptions of life in the south and particularly on the beach in the panhandle in the 50's & 60's...