Friday, March 2, 2012

Unraveling Isobel

Title: Unraveling Isobel

Author: Eileen Cook

Rating: 4 stars

Summary: Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.
But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

Review: Ah. A good ol' ghost/murder mystery. Many people have died at the Morrigan estate, including Isobel's new stepfather's late wife and daughter. When Isobel starts seeing ghosts, she takes matters into her own hands by searching out clues to solve the deaths. I really liked how there was a chance that Isobel was schizophrenic, and the ghosts were just hallucinations. Also, that part were there is a big reveal about one of the characters? I totally called it. The fact that I figured it out about three or four pages before the author actually confirmed it is irrelevant. 

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