The dead and their secrets refuse to stay buried in this thrilling sequel to M. Dressler’s award-winning The Last to See Me, for fans of Lauren Oliver and Kazuo Ishiguro
Emma Rose Finnis has never made peace with her death . . . or with her ghostly afterlife. Finally free from the mansion she haunted for more than a hundred years, she takes on a new, daring form, one that allows her to pass for living among the citizens of the remote Sierra Nevada town of White Bar. But the town is hiding its own deadly truth, buried in its Gold Rush past. As the sleepy town’s secrets come to life, they inevitably bring Emma Rose’s past back to haunt her.
In this second book in M Dressler's Last Ghost Series, Emma Rose must unlock the secrets of the living, the dead, and even of time itself, if she hopes to be more than an endless fugitive and outlast the ghost hunter who relentlessly stalks her.
The secrets of a secluded mountain town are revealed in this tense, lyrical sequel to The Last to See Me. Ghost Emma Rose Finnis finds a body to occupy, freeing her to depart the mansion she has haunted for more than 100 years. She ends up in White Bar, a mining town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. While the welcome she receives from the living townspeople is generally warm, the town's ghostly inhabitants whisper to Emma Rose of something dark hidden in the town's past. The living townspeople call in ghost hunter Philip Pratt, the villain from book one, to exterminate the other ghosts trapped in White Bar, leading to a race against time as Emma Rose seeks to uncover the truth of how the town's ghosts came to be and save them from Pratt. Though Dressler's lyricism becomes stilted at times, she masterfully creates a sense of claustrophobia. Emma Rose's self-assurance, fury, and mounting suspicion make her a fierce protagonist. Series fans will savor this taut, lushly told tale of secrets and revenge.