Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby Series #3)

Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby Series #3)

by William Ritter


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Jenny wanted to attempt possession, and in my foolish eagerness I agreed.

The office faded into a blinding haze of whiteness, and together Jenny and I tumbled into a world of mist and cold and pain . . .

. . . and out the other side.

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all. Soon Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her down to the mythical underworld and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616207441
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Jackaby Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 167,196
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. Ghostly Echoes is the third book in his acclaimed New York Times bestselling Jackaby series. Visit William Ritter online at and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.

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Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
While the first two books had two seemingly disparate cases, Ghostly Echoes brings them together in a connected storyline, with a Big Bad arising, and going into the backstories of Jenny and Jackaby. The book starts with them investigating Jenny's murder, and Abigail volunteering for possession to help delve into Jenny's locked memories, but soon they also have a similar murder in the present, unraveling a conspiracy that involves the whole town and part of the supernatural world. It combines steampunk and the supernatural in a cohesive plot that has big stakes, but also comes down to get at the core of the main characters, developing on their relationships, giving them personal stakes to work into this. Ghostly Echoes has a more dangerous feel to it than the previous two installments, and that is partially because the danger has come to them, and even though it seems like a missing persons case combined with a murder, it soon becomes evident that they were also targets. Abigail shows fortitude beyond anything before, Jackaby shows a vulnerable side, but Jenny's was the most significant development in terms of character. She evolves from being a secondary character, a confidant and friend to Abigail, to being one of the main players of the story, even if she herself isn't completely a part of the investigative agency. Charlie's and Abigail's romance is progressing at a slow but comfortable (for a dark mystery like this one) pace. Jackaby's backstory gave more depth to his profession, as well as the powers of a Seer. Finally, Abigail's journey into the other side widened the known world of the Jackaby series. All in all, this was an amazing sequel with attention given to almost every aspect of the story, from plot to characters, to world-building. I was wowed!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
It seems with this series, it had its good and okay moments. But throughout the third book in the series, the characters, the story, writing style and the mystery was really good. Also love the covers. Can't wait to read the next and last one. Quite the series thus far.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I have loved the uniqueness of this series and these characters from the beginning and I was thrilled to get another installment with them. It was exciting to get Jenny's story and see her history. Of course there are more things revealed and more bad guys and more more more. The ending is satisfying to a point, but if this is the last book, I will be irritated because there is a great set up for a book 4. Overall, a quick and fun read. I think I could read these characters forever. **Huge thanks to Algonquin Young Readers for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**