Sometimes the shadows that haunt us are what lead us back to the light.
- a genuine psychic trying to deny his gift and pretending to be a fake psychic
- Peaches - great character; great ghost
- lots of allusions, and not only to Alice in Wonderland
- My favorites: "We don't want to get the details wrong. So much depends on a red wheel barrow." and "This one came from the Fox Sisters--not those Fox Sisters, but the ones who ran the skulk in the midlands." (The Fox Sisters were notorious American psychic fakes.)
- Jinx - would have liked to know more about him
- the cover
What bothered me (a lot actually):
- a neat premise turned weird with the villain and his nefarious plans (just didn't work for me, not even with Draygo suffering the ghostly screams)
- awkward pacing; Draygo and the ghosts were good, but the repetition of many events in his personal life just seemed included for the purpose of taking up space; repetition, i.e. -- caught, beaten up, released--repeat. Didn't seem that a villain as evil as this one would release Draygo again and again. I'm mean, given what he was doing at The Warren, would he even ponder letting Draygo live?
- too much fairy dust
- "between her and I" - damn, I'm seeing this kind of thing too often. Would you say, "Between I"? If this is a problem too difficult for most to sort out, just say "between us," --it's shorter, more efficient, and even sounds better.
NetGalley/Fox Spirit Books
Mystery/Supernatural. 2014. Print length: 171 pages.