I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this but I absolutely love novels about ghosts and psychics. I don’t know if I hold much stock in them but I find the supernatural to be fascinating. I’m always looking for something that will give me goosebumps and I always approach novels about ghosts and the like with enthusiasm. And that’s how I approached this one!
Ivy Rowan sees ghosts; they act as a warning of tragedy to come. But this isn’t unusual – all of the women in her family have this ability. So with the Great Influenza spread in 1918, it is almost impossible for Ivy to not see the dead. As she suffers from the flu, she discovers that her father and brother have committed an unspeakable act. Unable to bear with the guilt of their actions, she leaves the house and her sheltered life behind only to find that the world around her has fallen apart. As Ivy tries to help those around her, she must delve deep within herself to find a way to let go and truly live.
This was a very sweet book. It had ghosts but it wasn’t really about that. It kind of reminded me of that Anne Hathaway movie called The Passenger (but this novel was better). I really liked Ivy’s character and the journey she takes to get to the truth. It wasn’t a thriller in any sense but it was still a wonderful novel that made me think. A great read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a sweet and emotional novel!