The Ghost in the House by Sara O’Leary
Fay thinks there is a ghost in her house and she can’t quit figure out why everything seems little off. The furniture she loved has been replaced and the walls have been painted a different colour. But it is still, most definitely, her house. So what is going on?
She befriends the ghost and they begin having chats. Fay quickly learns that this teenaged girl is alive and the ghost in her house is herself. She’s been dead for five years and her husband has remarried, which makes this girl, kind of, her step-daughter. It looks like she needs some help too. Maybe that’s why Fay has come back to the land of the living.
I thought I’d enjoy this book a lot more than I did. It wasn’t a bad read, but it didn’t have that sense of magic I wanted to see in this unusual ghost story. I try to give spoiler-free reviews so I’m not sure there is much more I can say about it right now without giving something away.
You might like it. It’s a quick read and a nice take on a ghost story and the problems that happen when someone is quickly taken away from us. Like I said, though, i just wanted a bit more resolution of Fay’s story and that of the teenager she befriended.
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