Notes from Ghost Town
By Kate Ellison
Publication date: Feb. 12, 2013
EgmontUSA, 336 pages
They say first love never dies…
From critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder. When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it’s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death.
There’s a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there’s a good chance she’s losing her mind completely—just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn’t really there?
With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful. It’s the only way she can save herself.
— Goodreads.com description
Last year, I called Kate Ellison’s The Butterfly Clues “scary and brilliant.” And I’m sort of surprised I haven’t heard more buzz about her, because Notes from Ghost Town was equally engaging.
Both stories are a mix of psychological thriller and mystery, and I’m thoroughly impressed by how FRIGHTENED and CRAZY Ellison made me feel with both stories. Is the narrator losing it? Or is there really some serious danger? You don’t know, and that’s the thrill of it all.
Anyone who likes a heart-pumping mystery and/or stories about mental illness should absolutely check out both books. Very well done. But: Be prepared for a very sad, dark read. You’ve been warned.
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