Whispers from the Grave

Whispers from the Grave

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by Leslie Rule
     
 

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"Unique . . . Original . . . I was fascinated." --Lois Duncan, author of Stranger with My Face.

The similarities between Jenna and Rita were uncanny. They looked and acted exactly alike. Each was experiencing the thrill of first love. Each was empowered with a gift of the supernatural. And each harbored dark secrets. Jenna and Rita could have been sisters.

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"Unique . . . Original . . . I was fascinated." --Lois Duncan, author of Stranger with My Face.

The similarities between Jenna and Rita were uncanny. They looked and acted exactly alike. Each was experiencing the thrill of first love. Each was empowered with a gift of the supernatural. And each harbored dark secrets. Jenna and Rita could have been sisters. Except for one thing . . . Rita was murdered over a century ago. Out of the yellowed pages of her diary, Rita�s frightening legacy is reborn. But the more Jenna reads of Rita�s spellbinding past�of murder, deception, and sinister experiments�the more she fears her own future. Because Rita�s history is repeating itself, moment by horrifying moment. And Jenna has to live it.

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Cover blurb for Whispers from the Grave - Lois Duncan
". . .Unique. . . original. . . I was fascinated."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016775715
Publisher:
Planet Ann Rule
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
517,224
File size:
628 KB

Meet the Author

Leslie Rule is the author of two suspense novels, four nonfiction books about ghosts, and her latest book, WHERE ANGELS TREAD--REAL STORIES IF MIRACLES AND ANGELIC INTERVENTION. WHISPERS FROM THE GRAVE is her first novel, originally published by the Berkley Publishing Group in 1995. Before her books were published, Leslie wrote dozens of articles for national magazines, and was also a photographer. She was seventeen when she began attending trials with her mother, true crime author Ann Rule, and many of Leslie's courtroom photographs appear in Ann's books.

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Whispers from the Grave 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a huge fan of true crime writer Ann Rule for years. I just wish I had discovered her daughter Leslie's books when this book originally came out as I was still a teenager then! That being said, even as an adult I enjoyed this story set in 2070 of a teenager trying to solve the 100 yr old mystery of the former ocupent ofbher new house: a 17 year old girl who looks eerily similar to her. Leslie Rule allows the reader a chance to see and experience two very different worlds while weaving a plausible story twisting science, mystery, and the paranormal. What stood out most to me was how Rule vividly captures the rollercoaster of the feelings & emotions of a teenaged girl, a taste of manuvering the social hierchy of high school, and that special kind of first love that both transcends time and can be felt by the YA and YA at heart. Recommended age:13+, 185 pages
ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
Whispers from the Grave by Leslie Rule is a time travel mystery. As time travel literature goes, this one was fairly easy to keep up with. There weren't so many jumps back and forth that can leave the reader thoroughly confused. This book was first published in 1995 and it's nice to find a good Young Adult book that isn't paranormal or dystopian - though I love those genres, too. I was a bit disappointed that the majority of the book was set back in time, the '70s. As it started in the future, 2070, I was hoping for more about the world in that time. Jenna was a good protagonist, though overall, I felt the characters could use more fleshing out. I found it hard to connect to them. I think Whispers from the Grave is a good Young Adult time travel mystery. Although, it probably is better suited to the younger readers than older young adults and adult readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good read. I felt that it had a little something for everyone. It kept me very interested and flowed flawlessly. The characters were well thought out and the plot awesome. It had me guessing until the end. I also lost a lot of sleep staying up to read. I kept telling myself just one more chapter. But she kept pulling me in! Will def purchase more of her books.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Title is misleading, leds readers to believe it’s a ghost story when it’s more of a time travel history. Interesting nonetheless, and the book certainly isn’t dated even though it was written in the nineties. Jenna is an intriguing protagonist, and the mystery unfolds slowly, leaving for plenty of suspense. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Leslies mothers books for many years and recently discovered that her daughter Leslie is also has the talent for writing books that are so hard to put down...Leslie has a great personality and this is transfered into her wonderful books.... I will never hesitate to look for her next new book as I know I will always enjoy her next exciting read. I love her style and she now has yet another fan to add to her club...Thank you Leslie for being a great entertainer and taking the time to tell us another story. Julia
JodyGilchrist More than 1 year ago
When I stumbled across Whispers From the Grave I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm happy to say it was a great read. The story is told by Jenna, a teenage girl. Jenna questions her family heritage and also learns she has psychokinetic abilities. When she finds a diary in her attic she learns secrets from her past that will change the future. Highly recommend to YA readers (or anyone) who enjoys mystery/suspense with a twist (time travel).
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absolutely loved this!
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Loved it!
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This was an amazing read with lots of imagination.
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a very awesome book.
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