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When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home. But before she can slam the door in her mother's face, Ginnette tells her it was a premonition that brought her back - a premonition involving old family secrets and a malevolent presence. It has come for Melanie, and to fight it, they will have to stand together.
Karen White, author of 10 award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University and the American School in London. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When not writing, she spends her time rewading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking. Aimee Bruneau is an actor, director, professor and student of theater. She earned her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Aimee has been telling tales in Seattle for more than a decade. She has also worked for theaters in Chicago, San Francisco, Savannah, and in Southern France.
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By Kathy on 01-28-10
Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story
Despite what some various reviews have said, I enjoyed this novel just as much as the first one. Yes, the the female protagonist is prissy, yes, there is predictability but it still was fun to see how the mystery unravelled and yes, I guessed at a few additional plot twists.
BUT, reflecting back on it I really am amazed at how well Karen White made me suspend reality to think the ghosts and psychic abilities of several characters exist. So much so, I expect the ghosts to materialize.
As I said about the The House on Tradd Street, I like the narrator. She keeps the characters clear enough to distinquish and her characterization of Melanie fits! I feel like I am back home again with the somewhat exaggerated accents.
If you are interested in the book I recommend you read Tradd Street first because it lays the groundwork for the characters although I think Legare Street will stand alone ok.
If you're not especially picky, I think the story is light-hearted reading and fun. Go for it!
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Grainne on 06-28-17
The mystery aspect is great, the romance aspect is painfully awful.
I really like the supernatural aspect to this story, I love a good ghost mystery & it makes me want to visit Charleston , SC but the idea of meeting any of the characters makes me roll my eyes. Melanie is beyond annoying & acts like a preteen and the people she surrounds herself - her 'family & friends' are so condescending and pushy they're making me run away from this series of books. Don't get me started on Jack and the so called romance...he seems as much a child as Melanie. I did read the first book in the series, and enjoyed it especially the ghost story aspect. I was hoping in this book we'd see a more mature, clued in Melanie, instead it was more of the same... disappointing.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful