Sunday, 9 January 2011

Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham

Ghost Shadow (The Bone Island Trilogy)
Title: Ghost Shadow
Author: Heather Graham
Series: Bone Island Trilogy (book #1) 
Next in series: Ghost Night 
My Rating: 2 Stars

My Synopsis: Katie O’Hara can see and speak to ghosts. She plans on purchasing and refurbishing a wax museum where the gruesome discovery of a corpse was made several years before. Now, with the suspects returning to Key West and the new bodies piling up, Katie, with the help of her ghostly friends and the original victim’s ex-fiancé, must discover the identity of the killer before she becomes his next victim.

My Review: The macabre details of Key West’s history are very intriguing, however, they cannot compensate for the poor writing and predictable plot. Graham has a bad habit of repeating clues as if she thinks the reader will miss them - unfortunately, she even uses the same words to do so.  
The killer is also predictable and can be guessed in the first third of the book.  
One of the only other positive elements is the hilarious ghost, Bartholomew, whose wisecracks make the book somewhat readable.  
I will not be reading any more in the series.


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