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A page turner!
on November 23, 2010
Immediately after I read Terri Reid's book, Loose Ends (A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery), I downloaded and read her book The Ghosts of New Orleans. It did not disappoint! I stayed up way too late reading both of her books, and it was hard to stop reading!
The book dealt with paranormal activity in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The heroine, Eloise, would help the spirits of the deceased move on. The book drew me in from the first chapter when Eloise helped the little boy Andy move forward. I read this first chapter twice. Each time, the love between Andy and his mom moved me to tears. Ms. Reid is a master at letting the tension build as Eloise is introduced to the depraved character Delphine Lalaurie and barely survives the introduction and their subsequent encounters. There is quite a twist as the book proceeds that I did not foresee.
I enjoyed Eloise as a strong female lead character. The romantic tension between Eloise and Paul added to the book. Ms. Reid is a gifted storyteller, and it was fun reading how her tale unfolds. The loose strings tied together nicely in the end, and this book successfully combines the paranormal, mystery, suspense, horror, and romance.
I highly recommend this book, and I am looking forward to the next Terri Reid book!