Friday, November 4, 2011

The Strangers on Montague Street by Karen White

Oh where to start with this one! Some of you know Melanie and Jack from the first two books, The House on Tradd Street and The Girl on Legare Street. For those of you who don't, this is still a great place to start. Melanie is a real estate agent that sees ghosts, although she isn't too happy about it. Jack is a friend, who definitely has interest in becoming more. When Jack shows up on Melanie's doorstep with a daughter he never knew about, things begin to get interesting. Nola, Jack's daughter, is being followed by a ghost. With the addition of a haunted dollhouse, the fright begins.

I loved this! Karen's writing style sucks you in from the very first page. I stayed up all night because I couldn't stop reading long enough to sleep. There's just enough of the paranormal to keep you guessing what's going to happen next. The characters are fun and fresh. The creep-factor just kept piling up higher and higher. There were a few parts of the book where I found myself becoming a bit paranoid and wondering if I was being haunted. So delicious!

The only problem I had with the book was the cliffhanger at the end. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful there's going to be another Melanie and Jack book. I'm thankful I have two previous books to go back and read. What I'm not thankful for is that I'm going to have to wait a minimum of months to find out what happens next! Definitely pick this one up!

Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—southern women’s fiction—and has recently expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her twelfth novel, On Folly Beach, was released in trade paperback by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, in May, 2010 and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks.
Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenaged children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. Her next book, Falling Home, will be published on November 2nd, 2010 and she is currently contracted with Penguin for three more novels.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read. I have never read a book by this author, however, I think I will now.
    Great review.

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