Full of promise at the outset, this book is marred by characters who lose
their likability amid an overused plot. Though the Toronto setting is a welcome change, some of the requisite
references won't resonate with those unfamiliar with the territory. This is
a difficult book to read.

Samantha Marcello has the chance to win back Michael, the man she loved and lost. Unfortunately, Rosie, the ghost of the woman who stole him from her, her former best friend and Michael's dead wife, comes back to haunt her. Who will be victorious? Samantha or Rosie's ghost? And will Derek, Michael's brother, become Sam's ghostbuster? (BERKLEY, Jul., 384 pp., 14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Stacey Agdern