A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.
Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who’s seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade’s school — until her untimely death last year. It’s up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?(
Ah! Kim Harrington, how I love her writing and her books! I was madly in love with “Clarity” and so I was eager to pick up this new book from her! Refreshing, as it is a Standalone Ghost Mystery….
A haunted House and a New Life
Jade moves with her family into a new house, this new life of course also comes with new interesting friends and a new town. But, Jade is excited and always wanted to live in a bigger town. Needless to say that this excitement fast vanishes when she figures out why this house was so cheap… it comes with the murdered ghost of a girl exactly of Jade’s Age.. And… this ghost is so NOT a friendly one and needs Jade to find her murder….
Jade – wonderful strong, loyal and genuine
I so so so loved Jade! She was a wonderful protagonist and I feel in love so fast with her voice and characters. The way she loves her family, and especially her Dad and little brother warmed my heart! As we followed Jade on her path getting new friends she easily connected with everyone because she’s just an honest and truly and perfectly nice girl who doesn’t care about appearances. She befriends people because of their character and not their social status! Even when Jade made a few choices I didn’t truly like, Jade never lost me as she was perfectly genuine in her character.
Donovan – arty boy of cuteness and incredible supporting characters…
I absolutely adored Donovan! He’s also connected to the murder – somehow – but Jade feels drawn to this vulnerable and sensitive boy right from the beginning. And oh boy, I did too!!! I loved this broken boy and wanted to fix him just like Jade. Hug and make it all right again…
Also, nearly all supporting characters were incredibly flashed out and beautifully developed. Kim Harrington took very good care of each and every character which is always something I especially love…
Murder, Mystery, Twists and Turns
The murder mystery combined with the ghost story was thrilling, creepy and very suspenseful! I was hooked to the pages desperately wanting to know who was the murder. In between chapters were short excerpts of the ghost/girls diary with perfectly added to the suspense! There was some twist and turns I was not expecting and some I did .. a little 🙂
The Dead And Buried by Kim Harrington was a suspenseful and thrilling story about a ghost, a murder and a strong spunky heroine who will easily find a way into your heart! All the secondary characters were developed with a lot of love and care and add a whole new layer of awesome!
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