I finished this book a couple of days ago. Basically, it's about a ghost town that attracts people who are experiencing tremendous grief due to the losses they have experienced. The losses don't have to be limited to death; the loss can be due to losing a husband's mind to Alzheimer's, for example. The main entity in the town then states to those who have come to either let go of their loss or never leave. It's really not a ghost story, nor did I find it very scary (although the Patrick/Juliet story was really disturbing). It's a hit/miss novel, but unfortunately it misses more than it hits. There are some characters I ended up not caring about because, frankly, they make some stupid choices with their lives. That's not to say I hated the book; there are some very good parts in it. But overall, I wouldn't recommend it - it's too uneven, especially once the characters arrive at the ghost town. It just gets really flat (and truly unbelievable) at that point.

* Posted at 02.07.2008 05:04:45 PM CST | Link *

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