Nola Trenholm is hopeful for a fresh start in the Big Easy but must deal with ghosts from her past—as well as new ones—in this first book in a spin-off series of Karen White's New York Times bestselling Tradd Street novels.
After a difficult detour on her road to adulthood, Nola Trenholm is looking to begin anew in New Orleans, and what better way to start her future than with her first house? But the historic fixer-upper she buys comes with even more work than she anticipated when the house’s previous occupants don’t seem to be ready to depart.
Although she can’t communicate with ghosts like her stepmother can, luckily Nola knows someone in New Orleans who is able to—even if he’s the last person on earth she wants anything to do with ever again. Beau Ryan comes with his own dark past—a past that involves the disappearance of his sister and parents during Hurricane Katrina—and he’s connected to the unsolved murder of a woman who once lived in the old Creole cottage Nola is determined to make her own...whether the resident restless spirits agree or not.
Nola Trenholm, the 28-year-old narrator of this delightfully creepy series launch from White (the Tradd Street mysteries), is looking for a fresh start in New Orleans. Nola has purchased a wreck of a historic house that needs major rehabilitation and perhaps an exorcism. The house is full of ghosts, one of whom was murdered. But Nola has no intention of being scared off. After all, her stepmother talks to spirits all the time. She contracts out the rehab to a company owned by Beau Ryan, a frenemy whom she both resents and loves for saving her life years earlier. Nola and her friend and roommate, the charming and wise Jolene McKenna, decide to help the restless spirits move on by solving the mystery around them a mystery that could have a connection to Beau's family. As Nola and Jolene investigate, they discover everything is linked by seemingly random connections. A flawed and struggling protagonist matches a complex mystery that's appropriately goosebumpy. Not just fans of the Tradd Street series, of which this is a spin-off, will look forward to seeing more of Nola. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House.
Another fantastic read by Karen White
Please let there be another book in the series! I don't want it to end!
Perfect start to a new series
Awesome book….The Tradd Street Series was my favorite…till now! Can’t wait to read the next
More Magic from Karen White
Having read all of Karen White books, the Tradd Street series was my favorite. Wacky Melanie was unique as a lead character, and the rest of the cast were equally fascinating. That said, I hope this book is the beginning of a new series. The characters, both familiar and new, are wonderful and New Orleans is the perfect setting for ghostly shenanigans. The only downside to a book by Karen White is waiting for the next one!