Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since her mother has worked as a fraudulent medium for a decade.
Violet has taken part in enough of her mother's tricks to feel more than a little jaded about anyhting supernatural. The ghosts, however, believe in Violet and she's been seeing them everywhere.
One ghost in particular needs Violet to use her emerging gift to solve her murder ...and prevent the ghost's twin sister from suffering the same fate.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/07/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9781408811313
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Review by soliloquies
An interesting book which could have benefited with being longer. Violet is the only daughter of a fake social-climbing medium who is embroiled in her mother's schemes to fleece money from the unwary. Along the way Violet discovers her own genuine ability to see ghosts and ends up solving a murder.There wasn't enough detail to make this a truly great book. There is a whole wealth of information on Victorian mediums (fake and otherwise) which would have added to the storyline. Also Harvey touches on the social norms and etiquette of the period, but doesn't really expand on it. For me this left the story lacking depth and believability. Everything is a bit hurried, as though the author wanted to mention things without developing them.