Alexandra Davenport saw a ghost when she was a child but no one believed her. They said it was understandable - her parents had died in a car accident - she'd recently attended her uncle's funeral - Marshlands house on the outskirts of Leahampton was a house that encouraged the mind to see apparitions. She was living and working in the village of Saltbank when she took a pAlexandra Davenport saw a ghost when she was a child but no one believed her. They said it was understandable - her parents had died in a car accident - she'd recently attended her uncle's funeral - Marshlands house on the outskirts of Leahampton was a house that encouraged the mind to see apparitions. She was living and working in the village of Saltbank when she took a phone call from her cousin Harry - he was worried about his mother - her aunt Jess - she'd started to insist that she was seeing her dead husband.Chief Inspector Carl Hoyland remembers the case partly because of his his fascination with a teenage girl who told him she'd once seen a ghost and partly because of Marshlands house. It was an open an shut case; the body of Dominic Grant had been identified by his wife Jessica Grant. Why, after all this time was someone using Grant's credit card to book a room?The lives of the inhabitants of Marshlands house both in the past and in the present intertwine to provide the answers....
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Believe Me Reviews
When Alex was a child, she saw her Uncle Dominic a few days after he'd been buried. A decade later, Alex's Aunt Jess (Dominic's widow) also claims to have seen him, and is so scared she refuses to leave her room. Jess's son, Harry, fears his mother is losing her mind and sends for his psychiatrist friend. What then follows is a deliciously creepy tale. Is Jess crazy? Is Dominic back from the dead? Or could there be a sinister imposter lurking in the shadows? This is the fourth psychological thriller I've read by KJ Rabane, and it rates second or third for me. Second, because of all the intricate and intriguing build-up, with twists and turns round every corner and where no-one is quite as they seem; I couldn't put it down. Third, because a few plot-threads didn't quite make sense by the end, as though individual ideas were initially there but were then forgotten about in the race to the reveal. If the loose ends had been tied up, I'd have rated this book 5 stars alongside Taken at the Flood, but as it is, I'm left a little frustrated.I had similar issues with A Trick of the Light, which undid all it's clever plotting with an ending that descended into nonsense, making me rate it 2 stars rather than the 4 it would have been with a properly thought-out reveal. Rabane can make books work (Who is Sarah Lawson being another good one throughout), so I wish she could be more consistent from beginning to end; the page-turning content is there, it's the final execution which sometimes lets her down.
Page turnerReally enjoyed this book it kept you guessing all the through a little confusing at times but I couldn't put it down.
Not impressed. I bought this but gave in when there were over a dozen mistakes in the first 10% !! I felt like I was on a proofreading exercise because this author manages to include one of a lot of varying errors !!Firstly my used and not by, stile being spelt as style, stonewalls needed a space, there were dropped commas and speechmarks and finally a lost fullstop. I'd seen enough by then.It sounded an interesting story (or I'd not have bothered buying it)and it reminded me of what Marchlands on TV was about but I can't be bothered with it in this incarnation. I had more by the author in my wishlist but no longer. No way am I chancing spending more money only to delete without finishing.
The storyline was good and well thought out but it was spoilt by poor editing and a confused timeline that at times meant that it was hard to follow. Having said that, because it was a good plot, I wanted to finish it and find out the answer to all the mystery.