The Ghosts of Thorwald Place by Helen Power (with a GIVEAWAY!)


5+ Stars!


Trust No One. Especially your neighbors.

Rachel Drake is on the run from the man who killed her husband. She never leaves her safe haven in an anonymous doorman building, until one night a phone call sends her running. On her way to the garage, she is murdered in the elevator. But her story doesn't end there.

She finds herself in the afterlife, tethered to her death spot, her reach tied to the adjacent apartments. As she rides the elevator up and down, the lives of the residents intertwine. Every one of them has a dark secret. An aging trophy wife whose husband strays. A surgeon guarding a locked room. A TV medium who may be a fraud. An ordinary man with a mysterious hobby.

Compelled to spend eternity observing her neighbors, she realizes that any one of them could be her killer.

And then, her best friend shows up to investigate her murder.

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Helen Power is obsessed with ghosts. She spends her free time watching paranormal investigation TV shows, hanging out in cemeteries, and telling anyone who’ll listen about her paranormal experiences. She is a librarian living in Saskatoon, Canada, and has several short story publications, including ones in Suspense Magazine and Dark Helix Press’s Canada 150 anthology, “Futuristic Canada”. The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is her first novel.



Ding ding ding we have a winner! I think this may go down as my favorite book of the year! Absolutely amazing story! I was riveted from beginning to end. First, I love ghost stories. Second, I love ghost stories that are done well… And this was done oh so well!

I started reading this with my hand covering my mouth in an “oh my gosh” manor. And it just kept getting better and better. Amazing character development. Rachel aka "Kae", I was so attached to her. By the end of the story I really felt like I knew her and was friends with her, if one can be friends with a ghost. Why not, right? 

The subtitle of this book should be - People are not what they seem! How many times have you wished you could be a fly on a wall and eaves drop in someone's house? Well Rachel gets to do exactly that... and it is not good. This story goes in so many different directions with all the residents inside stories. You really get to know almost everyone in the apartment building. Some you wish you didn't know! I never once felt lost, or that it was too much. Everything felt perfect and very well described.

The ending, oh my gosh! The ending -  amazing! I read the whole last chapter again with my hand covering my mouth and I had chill bumps and tears in my eyes! Never before have I ever felt such a close connection and love for a ghost in a story.

This book will blow you away! Helen Power is an amazing writer. I couldn't believe this was her first novel. She definitely has a great career ahead of her. I personally am sold and can't wait for her next book!

 I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours -  Thank You!

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  1. Oh my goodness!! I need to get this book!! I've wanted to read it since I first saw the cover but your review nailed it! I MUST HAVE THIS! THANK YOU for sharing!

    1. I can not even express how much I loved it! I have been recommending it like crazy!

  2. Wow what a recommendation I think I'm going to get it right now!

  3. Thank yu so much for the great review! :)


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