Graham shines in this frightening tale. Paranormal elements add zing to her trademark chilling suspense and steamy romance, keeping the pages flying.

Melody House, the historic Virginia estate that dates back to the Revolutionary War, means everything to Matt Stone. Upkeep is expensive, but he gets by. There are those, however, who claim Melody House is haunted. While Matt doesn't believe in ghosts, the onset of several strange occurrences has him placing a call to Harrison Investigations.

Darcy Tremayne is used to people expressing doubts about her work with the supernatural, but with Matt she feels an undeniable hostility. He refuses even to see the possibility that she is who she says she is, or that she is able to communicate with the dead. Throughout the investigation, Darcy discovers danger from both the dead and the living, as someone is determined to keep her from discovering Melody House's secrets.

(Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson