Gwendolyn McTutcheon can’t move on even though she’s been dead for a year. Having left behind a grieving husband, Evan; and three sisters, Trudy, Bethany, and Sarah; she knows there is work yet to do.
Sarah, Gwen’s youngest sister, is back in town to help her two remaining sisters confront a depressed Evan about settling Gwen's will. Still grieving—and raw from wrongful accusations made by Trudy and Bethany that he’d murdered his wife—Evan must set to the task of putting the past, and Gwen, to rest. But not all of the past stays in the past when Sarah offers her help and a romance between her and Evan begins. After all, it was that inappropriate kiss years ago that sparked the notion he might have harmed his wife in the first place.
As Gwen watches, unable to intervene, Trudy and Bethany keep secrets of their own, secrets that level the field and make Sarah consider coming home to stay again. But when an arsonist sets his sights on Evan’s bar, Duard’s, and Sarah’s life is threatened, Gwen knows she must find a way to intervene, for her family and for her own peace.
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About the Author
Reggie Lutz lives on top of a mountain with a parrot who assists her in editing and a dog who provides comic relief when needed. A former radio personality, she now writes fiction in speculative and mainstream genres as well as the occasional play. Summers she can be heard on the air in a volunteer capacity at WRKC.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reggie Lutz ("Fork You" PANVERSE ONE, 2009) releases her debut novel; HAUNTED. Lutz's story of a young woman adjusting to her death while furtively observing her living family is a character-driven journey of one family whose lives have diverged until they come together to settle a death. Gwen McTutcheon has been dead for a year, but she hasn't quite shuffled off this mortal coil. She hangs around her grieving husband, Evan, and her three sisters; Trudy, Bethany, and Sarah as they sort through her life, a year after her death. Now, it is time for everyone to move on. A surprisingly lively study of death, mourning, and what will happen before Gwen moves on, HAUNTED explores the human condition and the ghostly condition through Gwen's point of view. I enjoyed Lutz's spectral mechanics and her exploration of each character's emotional arc. While this novel is certainly not devoid of dramatic action, I recommend this novel for readers who enjoy reading a story with strong character emotional development.
Interesting plot concept that I can not reveal without a spoiler alert. Enjoyed the character development and interaction. Riveting reading. You must try it!