Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Puffin
ISBN0142410500 (ISBN13: 9780142410509)
When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace.
At first I decided to read this book out of bordem because I didn't have anything else to read. When I picked it up and started reading it I fell in love with. I love how all the characters seem so alive and it makes it seem like your actually there with them. Richie Tankersley made this story a captivating paranormal romance that I absolutely loved!!
But more than ghosts and a bit of romance, this book is about friendship, courage, becoming strong, doing things that are hard, growing up, and understanding that somethings in life can't be changed.
Its really a truly great read and theres even a second book Shadow Mirror.