Mar 15, 2011

Review--Raising the Dead by Mara Purnhagen

Charlotte Silver's world is like no one else's...

As the daughter of the famous Silver Spirits paranormal investigators, Charlotte Silver is used to all things weird. But when coffins start floating down her street during a flood, life turns extra strange. And wonderful, when her friend and crush Noah signs on to help Charlotte and her folks in the aftermath. Cemetery cleanup might not sound exciting, but as shocking discoveries and a lurking stranger come to light, Charlotte learns that sometimes, raising the dead can bring unexpected rewards. 

Mara Purnhagen's short novella, Raising the Dead takes place after Past Midnight and it was a quick read. Managed to get it done early this morning before moving on to a full length novel. So this will be a quick review.

The cover description tells the story simply enough, and beforehand I didn't really read it, so I just went in blind to the story and for a short one it had impeccable pacing. Things moved quickly and a mystery developed that was quite intriguing. I didn't really see the ending coming mostly because it was short and I didn't have enough time to develop theories besides going with the obvious. Charlotte still deals with some of the same problems as before, but she's happy for once with her friends and family.

Can't really get much more into it since, again, it was a short story. Looking forward to One Hundred Candles!

Overall rating: 4/5 stars

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1 comment:

  1. I've got Past Midnight sitting on my shelf, just waiting for me to get around to reading. This series sounds really interesting.


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