Synopsis: Kelsea Stone can’t remember her childhood, and frankly, she doesn’t really care. She’s doing fine on her own in L.A. without any family to tie her down. But when she finds out her estranged birth parents have died and left her their house in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, she discovers more than just an inheritance waiting for her in the mountains. An angry presence lingers there, and it won’t rest until it has had its revenge
My review: This is a good little ghost story. At first I thought I was going to end up with some YA romance (despite picking up a horror title) but it ends up being quite the opposite. Kelsea arrives at her family home in the middle of nowhere just as the worst snow storm ever is about to hit. Turns out she can’t remember her childhood as she’s spent a life I care and has blocked out all past after believing her (now deceased) parents gave her away.
The ghost in question is out for vengeance and at first (little spoiler) we think she’s ready to haunt Kelsea but again it quickly comes apparent the ghost has someone else in mine. What’s discovered quite early on is that the ghost in question is a 6 year old little girl but one with a fair bit of ghostly power. She can rip books, turn locks and much more. Kelsea is probably the only one in this book who is exactly as she seems.
It’s a short book which loses a bit of the story, I think maybe some of the sidebar stories of the supplementary characters could have been given more time. But it’s a quick read, a good page turner and I’ll probably track down more of the authors works because of it.
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