Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Guests on South Battery - a Tradd Street Novel - Review

Idgie Says:
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 away...

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 Street.

Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried....