Return to the house on Tradd Street for one last time as the bestselling series featuring psychic medium Melanie Trenholm comes to a hauntingly spectacular finale.
After the devastating events of the past few months, the last thing Melanie Trenholm wants is to think about the future. Why, when her husband, Jack, has asked for a separation—a separation that might have been her fault? Nevertheless, with twin toddlers, a stepdaughter leaving for college soon, a real estate career to resume and a historic home that is still being restored, Melanie doesn’t have much time to wonder where it all went wrong—but that doesn’t stop her from trying to win her husband back.
Their relationship issues are pushed aside, however, when longtime nemesis, Marc Longo, comes to them with a proposition: allow their Tradd Street house to be used as the filming location for the movie adaptation of Marc’s bestselling book, and he will help Jack re-establish his stalled writing career. Despite Melanie’s hesitation, Jack jumps at the chance. But Melanie’s doubts soon prove to be well founded when she uncovers ulterior reasons for Marc wanting to be back in their house—reasons that include a hidden gem so brilliant that legend links it to the most infamous jewel of all, the Hope Diamond.
But Melanie has an unexpected ally in protecting the house and its inhabitants—the ghost of a Civil War era girl warns her of increasing threats to her family. But she’s not the only spirit who is haunting Melanie. A malevolent ghost seems determined to stop Melanie from investigating the decades-old murder of a friend’s sister, and this spirit will stop at nothing to protect its secrets—even from beyond the grave.
Melanie and Jack must work together to find the answers before evil spirits of past and present destroy everything they love.
Bestseller White's bustling seventh and final Tradd Street mystery (after 2019's The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street) finds psychic realtor Melanie Trenholm determined to win back her estranged husband, Jack, "a bestselling author of true crime mysteries." Melanie admits Jack has cause to be disaffected, as she broke her promise "to share everything with him. To be a team in all things." Meanwhile, slimy plagiarist Marc Longo, who once stole a book idea from Jack, searches for lost chunks of the Hope Diamond hidden in the Trenholms' Charleston, S.C., mansion, in an effort to disrupt the household. In addition, Melanie must deal with the insistent but frustratingly inarticulate spirits that haunt the place, as well as solve the cold case murder of her best friend's sister. No surprise, Melanie and Jack eventually realize that they can face any challenge, supernatural or mundane, if they get back together. White neatly and efficiently ties up all the plotlines, but new readers will struggle to recognize just who all the people and ghosts are and why they matter. Longtime fans will be satisfied. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House.