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Isabella Moon
Isabella Moon
Author: Laura Benedict
Two years ago, in idyllic Carystown, Kentucky, nine-year-old Isabella Moon disappeared on her way home from school. Is it just coincidence that Kate Russell, a young woman with no discernible past, arrived in town just months before Isabella's disappearance? When Kate walks into Sheriff Bill Delaney's office to tell him that Isabella's ghost has...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345497673
ISBN-10: 0345497678
Publication Date: 9/25/2007
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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J avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on
Helpful Score: 2
This book started out great!
The middle was great!
The end...sucked.

It started with a bang and went out with a fizzle.
bellasgranny avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Laura Benedict's debut novel is a combination mystery/thriller/romance. I love Southern fiction, but this one didn't quite do it for me. This is a character driven novel, many of them unlikeable. I didn't care for the ghost aspect of the story, and the novel ended quite abruptly. A mostly unsatisfying read, but I will watch for Ms. Benedict's next effort.
Ladyslott avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on + 113 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Kate Russell is a recent transplant to the small southern town of Carystown, Kentucky. Recently she has come to believe that she is being haunted by the ghost of Isabella Moon, a young girl who disappeared two years earlier. Convinced she knows where Isabelles body is Kate goes to the sheriff with her story. When Sheriff Delaney reluctantly follows up on the lead, he does find Isabellas body. But now Kate is one of the prime suspects I the case and she has many secrets of her own to conceal- including why she came to this town in the first place. When another murder takes place some dark secrets of the towns residents come bubbling to the top.

This book was a real page turner, and I really liked it, even if some of the plotting was familiar or obvious. The WTF? ending had me completely flabbergasted, and not in a good way. I just hated the conclusion and it took the overall rating of the book down a notch.
keepmelaffn avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
IMHO Ms. Benedict is a real close second to Mary Higgins Clark which I was surprised to find out during the reading of Isabella Moon. Couldn't put it down! Wish she'd do a sequel to it...I'm hungry for more! Her second book, Calling Mr. Lonely Heart is more a sci-fi which I didn't particularly care for, but it will be a delight to those who favor that genre.
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reviewed Isabella Moon on + 8 more book reviews
I like thrillers, but this novel disappointed me. I didn't like any of the characters AT ALL. It's dark...too dark for my taste. I appreciate authors who delve into the darker sides of human nature, but this was just too much.
macn avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on + 37 more book reviews
This book was CREEPY. Their was a lot of finger pointing (mostly by me) in this book about who did what and who was responsible for the disappearance of a young girl. I kept going back and forth and characters I wasn't even concerned about turned out to be involved and threw me for a loop. I didnt like the ending because I always want stuff tied up nice and neatly but I enjoyed the ending b/c it was unexpected. Good book to read.
reviewed Isabella Moon on + 20 more book reviews
Great book and easy read. very enjoyable plot.
lauriemc avatar reviewed Isabella Moon on + 2 more book reviews
I listened to this on the way to and from work and enjoyed it. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, something happened to change my mind.

What I found bothersome, was the reader's way of adding over the top Kentucky accents. I laughed out loud at times at the inflection she added to the voices.