Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check
For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She's been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.
Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see's the ghost of her foster sister... Sally.
Everyone thinks Sally's just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth-she's dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can't do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally's disappearance.
Only to find out she's dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…
Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?
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It maybe geared to a younger crowd but I enjoyed the plot and the lack of sex. The narrator is fantastic. Just listened to a book whose narrative spoke so fast and emotionless making the story hard to enjoy. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good ghost story.
It was told in first person and Maddie is a great character. Strong characters throughout but she is fun.
Maddie with her sarcasm and wit
The scene with Maddie and Dan and his family and then Maddie again in the diner
Not an extreme reaction just an enjoyable reaction
Very difficult and frustrating to listen to because so many sections repeat. This audio book needs to be recalled, fixed.and reissued. Sorry I wasted a credit. Very disappointed because without the technical issues it would be a good story.
I am an author as well as a budding audio book lover.
Definitely, it was suspenseful and creepy and Roxanne Bell did an perfect job narrating..
I might compare it to the TV show Ghost Whisperer. The commonality being both characters see and talk to ghosts. Ghost Whisperer was also my favorite TV show for the 5 years it ran.
She's the voice of Mattie, the teen girl who who see's ghosts. Her voice is clear and articulate and she sounds like a teen.
Yes. It took a couple sittings because of the length but I was into it since the start.
I love ghost stories, really anything suspenseful and creepy. This book fit. Mattie see's ghosts but she doesn't want to. She does her best to ignore them until she's put into a situation where she needs them.
Mattie's mother tried to kill her when she was a baby then she died. So Mattie has been passed through the foster care system from one horrible home to another. She finally is placed with a couple who care. She gets meals daily, Mrs. O is there for her when she has problems. Everything is good, until a ghost shows up that changes everything.
The suspense level in the book is off the charts and it's descriptive yet on level for young adults. Excellent Book!
Really enjoyed the narrator- young female! Thrilling and quick story about a girl who sees ghosts and try's to figure out why they are coming to her... And tries to find out who killed them!
Excellent narration. However, the story is dragged down with too much dialogue and confusing paranormal activity.
No. Baker needs to pick up the pace by cutting back on dialogue and unnecessary scenes that don't move the story forward.
No, but she is an excellent YA narrator.
I enjoyed the mystery. Mattie can see ghosts and when several tortured ghosts appear, including that of her foster sister, she knows she has to do something to help. There were lots of twists in the story which kept it interesting. I found Mattie actually rather annoying as were her replacement curse words like "fudgepop". Granted, it was rather refreshing to read a YA book where the F-bomb wasn't being dropped every other sentence, but that word really began to bug me. I also found the male characters in the book to be essentially interchangeable. Except for bad boy Tommy, they were all the same and every hot guy that walked into the room was drawn to Mattie (that gets old as well). Definitely needed some more character development.
Roxanna does excellent voices of children and teenaged girls, such as Mattie. However men and older women were not very well done. Reminded me too much of when Leah Thompson tried to do an old woman's voice in "Back to the Future"! Way too gravelly.
This book really needed more editing. So many things were repeated over and over again. I don't know how many times we were told how wonderful Mattie's boyfriend was and how she didn't deserve him or how tough foster kids are or how she NEVER cries (yet seemed to do so with alarming regularity). This sort of repetition happened so often I found myself saying aloud "YES! I know! Get on with it!". Mattie's inner dialogue often went off on tangents that took you out of the story and didn't really add much. Her angst began to get old as she dwelled (repeatedly) on her hard life as a foster kid, how tough she was, how she NEVER let anyone (except for pretty much everyone in this book) get past her walls, etc.I also found it annoying that the boy she claimed she absolutely adored, was so quickly forgotten whenever the next hottie (including a ghost) came along and oddly enough, they all seemed to be 18 (she's 16) including her best bud, Officer Dan. So, I think with better editing, this book could be so much better. It's not a bad story at all, but a good editor would have reined in some of that endless repetition. I don't know if I'll read the next in this series or not.
I absolutely loved this book I would read it all over again! Totally recommend you read it!!😄
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