NEW FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HALO TRILOGY
'Alex is more real that anyone I"ve ever know. And him being dead ... really doesn't change a thing.'
After the death of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing ghosts again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England helps Chloe deal with her grief and the spirits that haunt her.
Until she meets a mysterious stranger.
Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with a secretive past and a alluring force that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost she's encountered before. But the bond between them infuriates the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
"I'd never seen him look so lost.... But right now I had a bigger problem." Meet Chloe Kennedy, observing her father at her mother's funeral. Dad's unsightly grief is a problem, no doubt, but Chloe's "bigger problem" is that she's just seen a ghost. She's been seeing them all her life, and this one is doing nothing in particular. It's symptomatic of Adornetto's (Halo) heroines that this familiar personal nuisance commands all of Chloe's attention. Later, whisked off to England by her grandmother to give her father a little space, Chloe continues to whine until a beautiful ghost in the woods catches her eye. He's Alexander Reade, last alive circa 1860, and unlike other ghosts is willing to talk, far more graciously than Chloe's obnoxious ripostes merit. Alex is not the only ghost behaving oddly, however, and the others aren't nearly as friendly. The plot is slow to reveal why, but once the conflict finally emerges, a competent thriller-romance ensues and concludes. A tacked-on cliffhanger for the next book sits awkwardly on a finished tale. Ages 14 up.
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