Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.
I was hopeful going into this story. The setting seemed promising, the proposed storyline intriguing and the reviews were strongly in favor of my foray into The House on Tradd Street. Not soon after the opening lines I sensed trouble in the South. The heroine (Melanie) comes across as a wounded, middle aged woman whose anal retentive behavior is a product of a broken childhood. However, Melanie’s self-protective streak boarders on narcissistic and vicious. She treats the other characters to a tongue lashing at every available opportunity and the love interest, Jack, seems to have a major savior complex. Why else would a somewhat stable man hang around to get constantly verbally assaulted? The narrator’s portrayal was a little flat and the characterization was weak. Overall – a forgettable trip into audioland.