Karen Robards, the New York Times bestselling author of The Senator's Wife and The Midnight Hour, has written her most compelling novel yet in Ghost Moon, a mesmerizing, powerful tale of forbidden love, family intrigue, and a proud woman's return to the dark secrets of her past.
Olivia Morrison, raised by her affluent stepfather John Archer on a lavish estate in Louisiana, enjoyed a life of privilege until she ran off with a cowboy and left the wealthy Archers behind. Years later, with her eight-year-old, Sara, in tow, Olivia returns to that long-ago estate--a prodigal daughter returning home, unsure of what she'll find there.
Olivia thinks she is prepared for a chilly reception, but she doesn't expect the emotions that churn when she comes face-to-face again with Seth, her older stepcousin, to whom she had once been so close. Seth, himself the father of a daughter and engaged to be married, is still disturbingly, dangerously, attractive. Olivia must contend, too, with the powerful emotions evoked by the past, and with a flood of dreams about her mother's death by drowning so many years before. When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must face down her old demons, and find the courage to confront her new ones, in order to rebuild a new life with her little girl--and with the man she loves.
Robards is one terrific storyteller.
Robards does a decent job mixing elements of family, love, and mayhem. Not one of her most exciting efforts, but fans wont be disappointed.
The fainthearted should be warned: Robards has crafted a mossy modern gothic drenched in gore. ....Robards conveys the dusty heat of the Louisiana summer, and has an ear for the nuances of dialogue. But the cast of characters is so big, and the dramatics so unrelenting, that readers never have a chance to fully absorb the dynamics of the clan, and the serial killings remain an unintegrated subplot till the very end. When the bogeyman makes a move close to home, and Livvy and Seth get romantically involved, the murder mystery and the love story finally, satisfyingly, converge.
Robards has combined edge-of-your-seat suspense with a nicely developed romance to produce a real page-turner. This should have parents thinking twice about their children's nightmares-maybe there really is a monster under the bed! Highly recommended for popular fiction collections.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
WOW! I loved Ghost Moon so much! iread it in 2 days. I just couldn't put the book down! It really is a GREAT read. And I was shcoked at whom the killer was. And that Seth well damn he sounded sexy! Im sorry i just had to add that. But DO pick... Read More
Rated of 5
What a great book! Extremely creepy yet had a bit spice of love! Pluz, who would have known that who the killer would turn out to be without flipping the pages back to the end of the book??Therefore every page is exciting!!!
Rated of 5
i enjoyed this book very much.. it was suspenseful and you wouldn't have guessed the killer until the end.. i couldn't put it down... i also like Maggy's Child just as much
Rated of 5
I thought this book was really good! I enjoyed very much!
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