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The Strangers on Montagu Street (Tradd Street) Paperback – November 1, 2011
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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About the Author
Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—southern women’s fiction—and has recently expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her tenth novel, The Lost Hours, will be released in trade paperback by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, in April 2009.
Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenaged children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, playing piano, chauffeuring children and avoiding cooking.
Top Customer Reviews
Several plot elements are happening here which basically involve voices and things violently moving by unknown hands, voices haunting Melanie with incessant messages involving Jack's daughter, Nola, and the mystery behind a Gothic dollhouse temporarily being held at Melanie's mother's house.
Nola's tough exterior doesn't frighten Melanie as they share the experience of abandonment and both search for healing. Their lack of trust frequently complicates the story, a hesitation and cynicism that is quite understandable and can truly only be understood by those who have known the same. As Nola slowly and not without clashes adapts to her father's presence and insistence on his love, she becomes the connection with some very sad and other very angry spirits. She and Melanie's Mom, as well as best friend Sophie and Jack, prompt Melanie to investigate further. Replete with mysterious, dark, and many terror-filled pages, this novel has enough multiple threads to keep the reader riveted and furiously flipping the pages to read faster.
The journey Melanie and Jack shares has a consistent pattern to it.Read more ›
needs to be cloned so we could have more of her books. I am always waiting for a new Karen White book because when I get one to read I devour it very quickly. She can't write fast enough to suit me. We had a major cliffhanger in #2 but the cliffhanger in #3 is much easier to imagine what might happen in the next book in the series. If you want a really good book to read that is hard to put down get The Strangers On Montagu Street. You will love it!
The story is set in a great Southern City with quirky characters, historical homes, and even a few ghosts. White also introduces a new character in this third book of THE TRADD STREET SERIES---NOLA is a thirteen year old girl, and she brings a lot of flavor to this book.
Course, it's good to learn something from any book, and I did learn something pretty important in this book; that is, don't underestimate the value of what a red dress can do for a girl.
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I found it annoying how the author constantly felt the need to remind the reader of how handsome and charming Jack is. The author doesn't show us that by any of his actions, he just simply is because the she explicitly says so ad nauseum. I also found it annoying how Melanie, in her inner monologue, was constantly fawning over Jack and reminding the reader of how much she desired him. Melanie would also go overboard to emphasize how many other females in Charleston wanted him--even elderly women.
The book is predictable and there was a plot twist I saw coming several chapters before the reveal. If you're interested in stories about the paranormal, it's not a bad book, though I would check it out from the library or have them order it if they don't carry it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed all the Tradd street books. Ghosts and interesting characters.Published 14 days ago by Brenda
One more in the set to read. Hoping Karen adds more...Love this series!Published 22 days ago by Sandra W. McCorkle
I have enjoyed all of the books from this series.
I look forward to reading more of Karen White's books. I enjoy her writing style.
This bok balances something old and something new with a great ghost story that is gripping but not too scary or graphic. A modern family coming of age story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoy The Tradd street series of KAREN White books. She keeps You interested the whole books and describes what She is telling so wellPublished 1 month ago by Mandy Haines