Compellingly readable, readers familiar with Mann's workwill know she is particularly adept at creating solid origin stories that setthe tone for her characters and challenges that they will face. In "The Ghosts of Morgan Street," she is once again on the formgiving each of her characters a distinct voice. Charismatic but withoutsacrificing any of the emotional honesty necessary for you to believe in themMann's narrative benefits from a compelling plot and a strong element of socialobservation. With moments of power and imagination, she writes with an acerbicpen but ensures her socially conscious bent doesn't exude an off-putting senseof self-importance and on this level, Mann is an advocate for the 'real life'stories we don't often get to read about. Illustrating how life on the marginsaffects the homeless and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation. Add to thisthe requisite elements of a clever psychological thriller and Mann's narrativethread delivers a sense of disillusion and suppressed fear which is sure tokeep her readers on edge.