Date Finished: 05-25
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Author: Heather Graham
Title: The Dead Room
Series Number: 2 (I think!)
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 3 84
Book From: Library
Why I Read it: I read Ghost Walk last summer and saw it had a character connection and decided to read it since I enjoyed the first so much.
I really enjoyed this book and the way it was written. Heather Graham, as I've said before, is a wonderful storyteller and has a wonderful way with words! The only thing that stopped me from giving this book the 5 stars it really deserved was the way it ended. I'm writing my thoughts here a month after I finished the book and thinking about it now I can understand why she went the way she did with the story.. but I'm still feeling a little let down anyway.
Description from the publisher:
A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived the explosion that took the life of her fiancé, Matt Connolly. In the long months since, sh's slowly come to terms not only with her loss but with her unsettling new ability to communicate with ghosts, a dubious 'gift' received in the wake of her own brush with death.
Now sh's returned to lower Manhattan's historic Hastings House, site of the explosion, to conquer her fears and investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a very real and very contemporary conspiracy with deadly designs on the city's women—including Leslie herself.
By night Matt visits her in dreams, warning her and offering clues to the truth, while by day she finds herself helped by—and attracted to— his flesh-and-blood cousin Joe. Torn by her feelings for both men, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, Leslie struggles against the encroaching danger that threatens to overcome her. As she is drawn closer to the darkness at the heart of Hastings House, she must ultimately face the power of an evil mind, alone in a place where not even the men she loves can save her.