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    A very fun read - loved it!

    J.H. Moncrieff does it again. The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts kept me engaged from start to finish (and kept me awake quite late on a work night because I couldn’t sleep without knowing what happens next). Her returning characters, growing from City of Ghosts, become more real to the reader – Kate and Jackson feel like old friends now. I love how Moncrieff, in all her work that I’ve read, develops such real characters –they all have an incredible complexity of emotions and behaviours whether they’re alive, dead, or monsters that make them so relatable to the reader. It’s rare when a book has the reader sympathizing with the ‘bad’ guy but in The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts, this is a very real phenomenon – Moncrieff is able to create such depth in her writing that while you’re actively frightened of the character, you’re also feeling pity or sadness for what it was that brought them to this place. I can usually predict where a story is going to take me – this one had me guessing the entire way though. It was an incredibly fun read and at any given time, had me going through a variety of emotions – at times I was angered, saddened, or laughing (Jackson and Kate have this banter that I truly love, and a sarcastic spirit is always appreciated). Again, as in City of Ghosts, the combination of fact and fiction makes it fascinating and inspires me to research these locations further on my own. I can’t wait to read the next one!
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    Scary, suspenseful, a great read

    We first met medium Kate Carlsson in the first in this series - Ghost City. There she wasn't the central character but her personality and story screamed out for a starring role and in The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts she gets it. Set largely in the seemingly abandoned island of Poviglia, we soon learn that the derelict asylum located there still has the power to exert its evil, and the soul of a young girl is caught up in the machinations of a sinister doctor who conducted some highly unorthodox experiments. The island exists, the derelict asylum exists and Poviglia is, by all accounts, a truly terrifying place, emptied of all humanity save the restless spirits that walk the ruins. The author has captured its frightening intensity and, by reuniting Kate with Jackson - the central character of Ghost City - has brought together a partnership that I, for one, hope endures through many more exciting and scary adventures.
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    The second book in an incredible series

    Sequels are always risky. If the author merely retells the first story in a new setting, they can be a disaster. But if an author can expand on the story's universe, adding new characters (and new development for existing characters), while forcing them out of their comfort zone into uncharted territory, the result can be stunning. Aliens. The Godfather Part II. The Empire Strikes Back. And now, The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts. The story opens a while after the events of City of Ghosts, and Jackson and his medium friend Kate have gone their separate ways. But when a little girl's spirit is captured by the ghost of a mad doctor from an abandoned asylum on the world's most haunted island, Kate knows she's in over her head, and the duo are soon reunited. What follows is a roller-coaster ride through Italy and the cursed island of Poveglia, from the perspective of both Kate/Jackson and the girl, Lily. I can usually predict what's going to happen next and guess who the bad guys are, but this story kept catching me totally by surprise and making me say "holy shit!" to myself. Suffice it to say that there are some awesome twists and turns. When I found out that the character of the doctor was based on a real person, and that Poveglia actually exists, and that its documented history is as nightmarish as Moncrieff portrays it, it added another layer of awesomeness to the book. Moncrieff has a real gift for writing complex characters. The good people aren't entirely good, and the villains aren't entirely evil. She writes real people, not caricatures, and the result is a stunning piece of storytelling. I found myself caring about the characters as they grew and changed throughout the story, and it was so hard to walk away from the world she created when I finished the book. I can't wait for the next one!
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