3 Reasons to Read This Book:
The Time Period: The 1920s
The Setting: The secretive coastal village of Rothewell in Devonshire, England
- Jillian Leigh -- a smart and unconventional heroine who "did not believe in ghosts. Of course I didn't - no sane person believed in ghosts. I believed in Oxford, and cobblestoned squares, and old bricks thick with ivy, and rainy days curled up reading books."
- Drew Merriken -- the tall, dark and handsome Scotland Yard Inspector and former RAF pilot who is in Rothewell to investigate the death of Jillian's murdered ghost-hunter uncle.
- Walking John -- the ghost of John Barrow who has haunted the woods and residents of Rothewell for years.
(Simone St. James' first novel, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, is also a great read.)