Forty-nine-year-old Southern society belle Ladell Allen commits suicide on Christmas night 1948 in the wake of yet another failed love affair. The dead Ladell spends the next six decades revisiting the past, as well as watching the world change within and beyond her home. She interacts with other ghosts including her beloved papa, who coaxes her to ride in his ghostly black Cadillac into the unknown, a ride she is unwilling to take until she has answers to her questions about the meaning of her life and death.
"... heartbreakingly beautiful story ... Spencer is a masterful story-teller ... Lyrical prose ... leaves you with much more empathy for the broken-hearted. You will absolutely love this book."-Rhonda G. Williams, author of The Naming of Girl.
"... a dreamlike meditation on love, loss, and the experiences that we carry with us in life, and in death. Few novels have moved me as deeply ... go experience the life and death of Ladell Allen Bonner. You won't regret it."-Rich Marcello, author of The Big Wide Calm.
"... heartrending and captivating, with deeply emotional characters that will stay with you forever. A ghost's story so real that it's as if the author took dictation from the dead."-RL Gemmill, author of The Demon Conspiracy.
"... vivid sensory details ... takes the reader into the experiences of Ladell Allen Bonner as a member of a prominent Southern family, as a woman engulfed by an old flame, and as a spirit searching for the meaning of life." -Mary Heady, author of Images of America: Monticello.
"... perfectly weaves together history, mystery, and creative storytelling. It feels fresh, like great fiction (though a surprising lot is truth). A must-read."-Derrick Sims, writer and director of The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale.
"In lyrical vignettes imbued with authentic Southern history and culture, Ghost Walking elegantly chronicles the comedy and pathos of love-addicted Ladell's life and death."-Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait.
"... rich detail and striking, original characters immerse readers ... Mark Spencer knows people ... a unique perspective on the human condition and on what every person seeks and needs."-Eva Blaskovic, author of Beyond the Precipice and Druyan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At times it would pull me in, at times it would make me sad that you would write a book & take advantage of them yet again. I'm guilty of falling for it but never again. Confusing plotline. Full of assumptions.