Convinced that his brush with death has attracted the spirit world, Elliott secures a job at a reputedly haunted museum, determined to discover the truth. There, he meets the enigmatic Ophelia. But, as she and Elliott grow closer, Elliott draws new attention from the dead. One night, during an out-of-body experience, Elliott returns to bed to find his body gone. Something is occupying it, something that wants to live again - and it wants Ophelia, too . . .
What makes this book different is the plot, and generally spooky topic of possession. Elliott has been able to see the ghost of the previous resident of his house ever since a car accident which saw him brush with death. What follows is Elliott's quest to see if he really is insane or if he is seeing real ghosts.
The plot thickens at the climax towards the end of the book (which is sudden, yet well-written) catches you by surprise and leaves you with a feeling of unease at the events which have taken place. Michelle Harrison has most definitely moved on from 'Thirteen Treasures'.
To conclude, this terrifying ghost story will thrill and frighten you, and leave you with chills up your spine and fears of what goes bump in the night. 4.5 stars.
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