Sunday, August 8, 2010

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown - Review

Here is Amanda's review of Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and local illustrator, Lisa Brown.

Already mourning the loss of her twin brother, Jennie Lowell anxiously awaits news of her beloved, Will Pritchett. But it is Quinn who comes home with fatal news of his brother and stories of brutality and betrayal on the battlefield. Jennie is shattered, and her position at Pritchett House is threatened. A visit to a spirit photographer, meant for closure, instead leads her on a chilling quest to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved and the brother that returned. With Quinn now seeking her attention and mysterious clues appearing from nowhere; Jennie becomes more and more troubled -- her sanity in the balance, maybe even her life. Can she find the truth before it's too late?

Part mystery, part Civil War ghost story, Picture the Dead is a cleverly written and beautifully illustrated tale of life, death, and the somewhere in-between. Truly haunting.

Remember she is coming to talk about this book September 3rd so you can come with your questions and comments. See you there.

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