ABOUT THE BOOK -
Elise Brooks dreams of a car accident on an icy road. Weeks later, her beloved husband, Michael, is killed in just such a crash. Now, overcome with grief and uncertainty, Elise believes his spirit may be following her in the form of a raven, trying to tell her something from beyond the grave.
Desperate to understand the signs, Elise embraces both the Native American wisdom she grew up with and the world of psychics and seers. So when a tarot-card reader suggests she take a journey to the mysterious address found in Michael’s old jacket, she embarks on a cross-country trek to follow the clues.
Accompanied by Tom Dugan, an engineer and scientist who does not believe in psychics, mediums, or the hoodoo “conjure woman” they encounter on the road, Elise navigates the rituals and omens of the spirit world in an attempt to unravel the mystery of her husband’s message.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Elizabeth Hall, author of Miramont’s Ghost, has worked as a teacher, communications consultant, and radio host. She spent many years in the mountains of Colorado and now resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she indulges in the fiber arts of knitting, beading, and weaving.
MY THOUGHTS -
I love a great ghost story, and this was probably one of the best I have read. This one had a little twist, mixing in the American Indian history and beliefs. That was what really made this book so interesting.
The character development was very good. I really loved Elise I got into her character right away and felt her personality shine through.
I was never too sure about Tom, aka - Mr. Science/geek techy guy. He was a great character, done to perfection. I just wasn't too sure how I felt about him. He always seemed shady to me, but I really wanted to like him. I wanted him to be the good guy.
And then there was Monica, Elise's BFF. She was a stitch! I loved how she just spoke her mind. She didn't care what anybody thought. I loved her.
"Well, let's see. Sign says, 'Oak Grove, three miles.' How does that sound?"This was not a scary story... but it was the kind that gave me goosbumps and made the hair on the back of my neck rise a few times. And I think I really was sitting on the very edge of my seat during at least 1/3 of the book.
"We're eating acorns for dinner?"
Tom pulled his glasses down and looked at her over the top of the rim. "You must be feeling better. Sarcasm is a difficult maneuver for the clinically depressed."
"Where do you come up with this stuff?"
Tom held up the phone in his hand. "Google. Not valid for true scientific study, but nevertheless, it does provide very useful, or at least interesting, information."
Monica hesitated for one fraction of a second. "How is Mr. Science-slash-Charlie Manson, by the way?"
Elise snickered. "He talks too much. Drives erratically. He has a distinct tendency to bore you with tedious details about concepts in which you are not interested. Clueless, basically."
"I don't hear voices, with my ears. I don't see spirits, with my eyes or my mind. But I can sense their presence. Absorb their thoughts. Instantaneously. They communicate on a level that is far beyond anything we have here, on the physical plane of the living."When I grabbed this book off the pile on my shelf I was only going to read a couple pages just to get the flavor of it... Well 50 pages in I was still reading!
The whole book was so interesting. I was hanging on every page all the way till the great ending! I am very interested now in reading another one of this author's books. She has one called Miramont's Ghost that I think I will try at some point.
If you love a good chill-bump, eerie kind of story - this is one of the best! Its a book you won't want to stop reading once you start. Its absolutely riveting!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving this book from TLC book tours and Lake Union publishing. Thank you!
I am able to give away one copy of the book.
US and Canada only please.