Kester Lanner didn’t know what to expect when he followed his mother’s dying request to contact the mysterious Dr. Ribero, but he wasn’t expecting to find his long lost father. Nor was he expecting to join the family business: catching supernatural spirits.
Kester is intrigued despite his fear, and finds himself drawn into an ancient ghost story that will test the entire agency.He soon becomes enmeshed in a struggle with the spirit, who is so malevolent and haunting that his first real case might just be his last.
I absolutely LOVE this book! I began reading it and was immediately hooked with the beautifully detailed descriptions then as I delved deeper and met the characters I fell in love. The dialogue between them is fantastic and I actually felt I was watching one of those British comedy/drama shows rather than reading a book. It would be wonderful if this was turned into a serialized show or movie someday because it’s ripe for further stories.
Banks is a wonderful author who did a fantastic job taking a ghost story and making it uniquely her own. I wanted to root for the main character, Kester, and hope that he’d be able to find his place in the world. As much as this is a ghost story really the ghost aspect is secondary to the relationships Banks creates between the characters. I just finished and already want to read it again. When you discover the twist towards the end with the ghost I about jumped out of my skin because I of course like many grew up hearing that same tale and will be forever cautious around mirrors because you just never know…..
FYI – I was able to talk to this author via Facebook about how much I loved her book and she is a wonderful person. Very much looking forward to seeing what she comes out with in the future.
*synopsis and pic from amazon.com
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