Karen continues the Tradd street series that involves malevolent ghosts and Melanie's attempts to ignore the fact that she can see them. As a control freak, having ghosts pop up unannounced and messing with her schedule is not anything she welcomes into her life.
This time around, she is just going back to work after maternity leave and her first client seems oddly familiar to her.... and to everyone else they meet.
The usual ghostly shenanigans occur, with an end result that leaves a nice cliffhanger for Book 6.
Jack is not really present in this story and Melanie seems more strident than in the other books, but the ghosts remain lively and involved.
Series: Tradd Street (Book 5)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 10, 2017)
New York Times bestselling author Karen White invites you to
explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston, where historic mansions
house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade
With her extended maternity leave at its end,
Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and
beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she’s awoken by a
phone call with no voice on the other end—and the uneasy feeling that
the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are
about to invade her life once more.
But her return to the
realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client
eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most
would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous
historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell hers
as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission.
Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can’t deny that spirits—both
malevolent and benign—have started to show themselves to her again. One
is shrouded from sight, but appears whenever Jayne is near. Another
arrives when an old cistern is discovered in Melanie’s backyard on Tradd
Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried....