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The Haunting of Maddy Clare

by Simone St. James

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  • Published in USA  Mar 2012
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance - before she destroys them all?

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"A chilling start gives way to a more predictable ending, but fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours." - Kirkus Reviews

"An atmospheric and resoundingly old-fashioned ghost story that pulls you in from the first pages... Recommended." - The Historical Novels Review

"The book's spooky atmosphere and post-WWI setting are well developed... St. James is one to watch." - RT Book Reviews

"The Haunting of Maddy Clare is a novel of chilling romantic suspense that evokes the lost era between the world wars that so wounded the lives of the young men and women of England, and adds to the mix an inventively dark, gothic ghost story. Read it with the lights on. Simply spellbinding." - Susanna Kearsley , New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Sea

"Fast, fun, and gripping. Kept me up into the wee hours." - C. S. Harris, author of the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series

"The Haunting of Maddy Clare is a compelling read. With a strong setting, vivid supporting characters and sympathetic protagonists, the book is a wonderful blend of romance, mystery, and pure creepiness. Simone St. James is a talent to watch." - Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author of Shameless

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Simone St. James is the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls, Lost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

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