With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she’s awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end—and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life once more.
But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell hers as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission.
Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can’t deny that spirits—both malevolent and benign—have started to show themselves to her again. One is shrouded from sight, but appears whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in Melanie’s backyard on Tradd Street.
Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried..
I really enjoyed this book enough that I’m interested in picking up the previous installments to the Tradd Street series but I was quite a bit lost in where the story seems to pick up where it left off from the previous book which I haven’t read. That aside, it was fairly easy to keep up.
Despite missing out on the previous books in the series I loved the cast, I loved the journey, and the plot.
Although Melanie is hard to like because her exactness is a tad extreme at some points I did like the course of the mystery and how determined she was.
I felt that Karen White’s writing is similar to that of Belva Plain’s which I enjoy so if you are a fan of Plain’s you may like White’s books as well if you haven’t read her before.
This title will be available January 10th 2017!
Krissy’s Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Krissy’s Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher via Netgalley.
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