Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

The Dead and Buried
by Kim Harrington

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (January 1, 2013)
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Genre: YA Murder Mystery
Print Length: 309 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.

Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . .

But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things.

Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted.

Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets.

But is one of them a murderer?

 
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
The Dead and BuriedShe was the IT girl in school, everyone wanted to be her friend and she knew it. She was pretty, wealthy, smart, talented and everyone wanted to be close to her, but it was more out of fear than friendship. Kayla had it all on her terms and she knew it. But when she mysteriously fell down a flight of stairs and died, she became the poor girl who died, almost saint-like, and her boyfriend was suspected in her death.

Long after he was cleared, Donovan remains a pariah at school, until the new girl moves into Kayla’s house. Jade had no idea the house of her dreams was the scene of a freakish death and her brother younger brother Colby insists there is a girl who talks to him and he is scared. What Jade discovers is the ghost of Kayla haunts her home and she will do anything to get rid of her. The key to getting rid of her is finding out what she wants, is it justice? Is it possible she was pushed down the stairs? If it wasn’t Donovan, who was it? And WHY?

Just in time for Halloween, The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington is a great young adult mystery that includes all of the angst of high school, the gossip, and the recklessness of youth as one ghost who was mean-spirited in life, has retained her evil ways even in death. Follow Jade as she defies her family and searches for the truth before Kayla can hurt her brother again.
Kim Harrington has a ghost story topped with all of the pitfalls of being a teen, definitely an interesting and very “scary” combination! A quick read, not too dark, but definitely twisted, this mystery is a killer!

I received this copy from Scholastic, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

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