This was one heck of a different book, way different from what I normally read. Set in the 1940s, the story had an older Gothic era feel to it. Sarah Bennett could see ghosts after a fall and she was in love with Zeke. Offered a job by Dr. Geisler, she soon got embroiled in a mystery surrounding one of the residents of the hospital Minna.
This was book 2 in the series by Terry Lynn Thomas, and it had references to her past life and the drama it curtailed. But it was easy to follow. The story used old fashioned sleuthing with a ghost to give out vague pointers. The story was set against the backdrop of WWII with restricted rations and spies helping the war in their own way.
Sarah Bennett soon proved to be an independent undaunted woman determined to get to the truth. I liked her portrayal, but not her addiction to morphine drops. The story due to its setting had its own attraction yet niggled me. The plot and arc could have been better developed, the aura of mystery was lacking. Book 1 should be read to get a better feel of the characters.
This was a mind diverting read, it was light, breezy almost, and didn’t require a brain-strain.
Previously published as Weeping in the Wings in 2017
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher HQ Digital, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Do you like to read books with an older era feel to it, but yet us not a historical fiction?
Sarah Bennett has two secrets: she sees ghosts, and she is in love with a spy. When Sarah takes a job with occult expert Dr Matthew Geisler, he promises to help her understand the sorrowful spirit that seems to have attached itself to her.
As Sarah struggles to cope with the ghostly presence, she runs into Zeke, the man who left her six months earlier and is recovering from injuries suffered in an alleged accident. But Zeke has secrets of his own, and when an attempt is made on Geisler’s life, Sarah finds herself caught in a struggle between the living and the dead.
Unsure who she can trust, Sarah must solve the mystery of the soul determined to haunt her, and save Dr Geisler and herself from an unknown threat.
Publication Date: 11th April 2019
Publisher: HQ Digital
Interesting to read the review where my favourite reviewer says the book is different.
Thank you Shalini
1940s is wayyy different
Happy you enjoyed it, Shalini. Both books sound good. That cover is quite creepy. 💜
Yeah I agree… I requested the book based on its cover
I like the sound of this ! Sounds really good! Fab review x
Thank you Zoe💖
Nice review. I like books with either contemporary or older settings as long as it’s not TOO old. I have trouble enjoying stories set in times like a medieval setting or an ancient Egyptian setting.
Oh wow… I haven’t read any in the medieval setting or ancient Egyptian wow… What genre was it Priscilla 💖💖
Dark fantasy (J Thorn’s The Shadow Witch). Fun stuff, but I would have had more fun if it were reset in a contemporary time frame.
I am going to check it out… Thanks for the recommendation 💖
So, did you pick this one up without having read the first? I like the sound of it but already being behind does tend to put me off – plus you mentioned gothic – that always piques my interest.
I didn’t know it had an earlier book. I wanted a ghost story in a mystery, this had one so I had to read it… It was only later I realized it was set on 1940… It doesn’t have a great mystery ARC but it was still quite different and it had a slower pace, may not be very authentic in its portrayal of world War… But yet it was fun
The aura felt a bit Gothic but may not be a true version. I got to read more of this genre to really get a feel of it
That does sound quite different. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much – very nice review Shalini!
Thank you so much Mackey 💖.. It was fun in its own way
I’m oddly drawn to this one, and it’s not my typical read either – love your review
Aren’t you.. There is something about that cover, right… I too got attracted to it.. Hence the request to NG
I like ghosts and WW2 stories, but I’m not the always a fan of mystery.
It had minimal mystery… But it is book in series
Brief review but tapping into the soul of the book and its characters effectively. You make reviews look like fine art in an easy manner.
Wow… Thanks a lot… I want to write brief but well written ones… Not always successful.. But I am trying…
How are you Vishal
Thank you Ayushi
Great review, and as you know, I enjoy WWII book settings, and goth and ghosts? Yes, please! Sounds like a goody to me!
It is one of the slow books. Apparently book 1 is good has more of drama and mystery
Wonderful review Shalini. I love the paranormal, that creepy cover would get me to read it too. Glad you enjoyed this one.
It was quite different from my usual reads hence enjoyed it completely
Gothic feel with a WWII backdrop… and a ghost story too. Glad it mostly worked for you though.
It was different hence fun… I wonder if I can read a ww2 book with spies and politics.. So far not tried
Ooooh. Sounds good to me though. I think you would enjoy. I’ll try to think of I know anyz
Ooooooo….this one sounds interesting. You read the coolest books! ❤
Huhhh look in the mirror babes.. Not me 💕
I think we are both pretty cool. 😎❤
Yeah baby 💖💖