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Kadence Reynold’s favorite pastime is exploring old ghost towns, but when she and her sister, Maysha, stumble across an old journal and cheap pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling foundation near Eureka, Utah, their world is suddenly turned upside down. Immediately, strange dreams and premonitions begin to haunt “Kadie” as she learns more about the author of the journal, Charlotte Clark. Kadie sets out on a journey to learn more about Charlotte and her family, and she and Maysha travel to Bremerton, Washington, where they discover Charlotte's still living twin sister, Adelaide and her family.
Kadie and Maysha, upon arriving in Washington, are immediately immersed in Adelaide and Charlotte’s story. Kadie soon learns that Charlotte disappeared the night of a tragic fire that took the lives of Adelaide’s entire family. With the help of Logan Mathews, Adelaide’s handsome grandson, and Charlotte’s ever disconcerting presence, Kadie delves into the past. Hoping to solve the mystery of Charlotte’s disappearance, Kadie immediately discovers the secrets contained in the journal will toss her and Adelaide’s family into a world filled with mystery, past regrets, and dark unknowns.
Mandi Tucker Slack grew up in Orangeville, UT, where her father worked as a coal miner for eighteen years. In 1987 the coal mines shut down for a time and her father joined the U.S. Army. They were stationed in Hanau, Germany, and she had the opportunity to explore Europe. Mandi’s family returned to Utah in 1992, and they settled in Orangeville, Utah, where she attended and completed High School. She then attended the College of Eastern Utah, where she studied Geology. Eventually Mandi changed her major and moved on to Utah State University while she completed a degree in Special Education. She then married her best friend, Charles Slack. They have three children, two dogs, and a lizard (sometimes several lizards).Their family loves to spend time together. They especially love to rock hound and camp, and her house is littered with rocks and fossils. Mandi loves the outdoors, and she enjoys writing suspenseful novels and short stories.
It was an interesting, romantic, mystery read with a touch of paranormal.
I guess I should have known this but I didn't know it would be paranormal. This was a little bit more adult, I guess it was because the main characters weren't teenagers, which is always a good thing, I'm no longer a teen and I should relate to characters in their mid-twenties. I've been reading a lot of YA lately and this wasn't your typical crush, love triangle or high school/college students, this was more about real life.
It starts as a romantic story, very peaceful that you don't see how it will turn into a mystery. This made me think I was actually watching a movie, you get to know the characters first before you enter the plot of the story. The characters are very lovable, you relate to them easily, they are very realistic except for the paranormal. But that only makes it better, it's not far fetched, I'm sure you might know people with similar stories in real life.
Some stories have titles that tell you exactly what's going to happen, but here I had forgotten all about it until very far along the plot, you get to see how it fits with the story. It was very exciting realizing how it fit, it might be the most important part of the book.
The romantic part of the story is very realistic, maybe in real life things aren't that easy all of the time but I think they could be. We need to see what the characters did right, what went wrong and we could learn from them.
I think it was a great way to put things into perspective, am I really happy? Why do others think what they do? Should I be concerned?
The end - We get to know how everything got solved but I kept thinking, there's one little detail missing, is this one of those books where the author just leaves it up to you? In the end, the answer was there, you just have to be a little patient. I like to know things right away, I'm learning to be patient.
The setting in the beginning, it made me think of a horror story; a cabin in the middle of nowhere, you get off the highway and stop to explore. It's not what you think though.
"He didn't want her to go, but what right did he have to ask her to stay?" If a grown man thinks like this, what can I expect of a young guy who's probably not ready or sure about what he wants?
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