“They say the truth can set you free. I found out it can kill you.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Matheson has never revealed the dark secret that sets her apart from everyone else: She can see and hear the dead. Until now, she has been able to ignore the strange apparitions and whispering voices. But it may not be that simple anymore. Haunted by eerie visions and increasingly frightening nightmares, Kat begins to fear she may be the target of a dark and ominous force from beyond the grave. Complicating matters is the arrival of her new neighbor, a young man she instinctively distrusts but is inexplicably drawn to. Gorgeous and mysterious, he seems to hold a disturbing knowledge of her long-held secrets.
As she desperately tries to maintain control, events take an unexpected and violent turn. Discovering that nothing is what it seems and that her psychic abilities may involve far more than just communing with the dead, Kat may be forced to confront her worst fears and the powerful curse that controls her destiny.
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What do you do when you have the ability to see and hear the dead? I would be scared to death for sure but not Kat. Kat Matheson has known that her abilities is unique and that exposing it is not a possibility she wants to explore. She tried hard to suppress the ability but strange things are happening and Kat doesn’t know what to do.
Now enter the smoking hot and mysterious neighbor who tends to be creepy – Lovell. Well, I did say hot and mysterious right? I understand Kat’s hesitation with this hottie though. For one, he seems to be filthy rich for a kid with little background. Then he likes to explore mysterious topics that can come off as weird. Plus the fact that he just emits this weirdness that even I became skittish. On the other side of the stick, we have Rick. I can’t tell you more than saying that he’s Kaths love interest. Then add the ever loyal and awesome “sidekick/bff” Rachel. I love this girl to bits and I enjoyed reading the girls bonding and relationship.
The story was indeed interesting which is why I stick reading until the end. To be honest, I almost didn’t want to finish the book because the story was dragging. Let me explain, the main interest of the book was shadowed by the romantic angle of the story which is why sometimes I felt that it lost its focus BUT Hall wrote it strategically effective which made me hooked and I wanted to know more. Characters were OK however a little underdeveloped. I need to know more about Kat and a little more background but hopefully book 2 will shed light to some of my questions.
Amazing novel, just needs a little polishing here and there. Do I recommend this novel, absolutely. Will I read book 2, definitely.
5 signed copies to anybody with a US addy.
I’ve spent most of my life in Colorado and currently live just outside of Denver. I write my books on a laptop perched atop a rather creaky desk, surrounded by two crazy and loving cats. I love to travel and have visited 27 of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Ireland and England. And there are still a lot of places I want to go.
I spent entirely too many years in the gray dullness of the corporate world, imagining something more exciting as I punched numbers on a keyboard. During that time, I worked on a degree in English Literature, but never quite managed to complete it. Mostly because I was too busy reading and creating fantasy worlds in my head. It’s actually my love of reading and imagining that led me to take up writing full time. I thought I should finally give all the characters in my head a voice.
Music is a huge part of my life and plays a big role in the creation of my books. Although I listen to everything from Johann Sebastian Bach and Dvorak, to Glen Miller and Bobby Darin, to Rihanna and Nox Arcana, as well as movie and video game soundtracks, there are two bands whose music is practically my lifeblood: Daughtry and Linkin Park. I will listen to or see them live anytime, anywhere.
I’m a fan of British television, Doctor Who (favorite doctor? David Tennant. Let the debate begin!), The Vampire Diaries, Japanese animé, Ghost Hunters, MI-5 and Eureka. And anything featuring James McAvoy. And I probably would never be able to unwind without That 70′s Show.
When I’m not reading and writing, you’ll probably find me listening to music, practicing yoga, working on my very inadequate French, playing piano, enjoying a lovely glass of red wine or champagne, or looking for inspiring landscapes to photograph.
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