There are rules for dealing with ghosts. Too bad Ree Hutchins doesn't know them.
When her favorite patient at a private mental hospital passes away, psychology student Ree Hutchins mourns the elderly woman's death. But more unsettling is her growing suspicion that something unnatural is shadowing her.
Amateur ghost hunter Hayden Priest believes Ree is being haunted. Even Amelia Gray, known in Charleston as The Graveyard Queen, senses a gathering darkness. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ree is compelled to uncover an old secret and put abandoned souls to rest—before she is locked away forever....
An ebook exclusive prequel to The Graveyard Queen series.
Wonderful! The Abandoned captured my interest from page one and held it captive until the last word. Ree Hutchins is a genuinely kind woman, but like most people she doesn't quite believe in ghosts. She volunteers at an exclusive mental hospital, run by Dr. Nicholas Farrante, whose family has run the facility for nearly a century. When an elderly facility resident dies in Ree's presence, she suddenly finds herself considering the fact that ghosts might be more real than she ever imagined.
The story is an attention grabber. Although short, it was long enough to tell the tale, without holes. You get to know Ree and a bit about her background, while she tries to figure out what the hell is going on. Ghost hunter, Hayden Priest, provides a bit of a romantic interlude. Most importantly, you're introduced to Amelia Gray - the main character in The Graveyard Queen series.
I really enjoyed this story, so I give it:
You can download The Abandoned for free from the Harlequin e-book store or the Amazon Kindle store.
I haven't finished The Restorer, but here's the book trailer. Tell me what you think:
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