Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mirror of Shadows

Mirror of Shadows
3 of 5 stars false
Ella McKaye returns home for her grandmother's funeral to find she's inherited a ton of smoney and a run down mansion she never knew existed, called Grey Manor. Her greedy mother is appalled when the will stipulates specifically that Ella can't give her any of the inheritance. She quickly throws Ella out of her home forcing her to take up immediate residence in the spooky old mansion.
Within minutes of entering her new home she has a strange interaction with a creepy old mirror in the main hallway and the ghostly inhabitants of the past get more and more agitated the longer Ella's there. Nearly fatal back to back accidents make Ella start to wonder if she's angered some ghost or if there is something more sinister at work.
Will Ella unravel the deadly mystery before she becomes a ghost herelf? Or will fate take another one of the Grey ancestors to the grave


****I received this book as part of a blog tour for my honest review****
 This was a very satisfying read. A paranormal type mystery, with all sorts of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Ella is a decent character and although she is just out of college, she seems quite mature. There is a bit of a love triangle situation that occurs, between Ella, Jeremy and Matt. Jeremy is the handyman hired to help get Grey Manor back up and running again after years of disuse. Matt is a wealthy gentlemen. I enjoyed the tension between the three and when "incidents" started happening, the finger pointing that occurred was great. Of course I was a sucker for Jeremy, I love a dark brooding character. However the stand out character in this book was the cat Boo. I love it when pet steals the show.
The mixture of paranormal, mystery, suspense and romance worked well in this book. It was easy to read and it felt like an afternoon well spent. Not overly long this book could be finished in one sitting if you had an hour or two spare just to escape into a story, and this would be an enjoyable book to do it with.

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