Isabella Moon

Isabella Moon

by Laura Benedict

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BN ID: 2940014276740
Publisher: Gallowstree Press
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 323,652
File size: 504 KB

About the Author

Laura Benedict is also the author of DEVIL'S OVEN, an Appalachian Gothic novel, and the supernatural suspense novel, CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS. She edited the three-volume SURREAL SOUTH anthology series with her husband, Pinckney Benedict. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, Noir at the Bar, and other anthologies. She has no respect for genre boundaries and delights in treating her readers to the unexpected. You can visit her website at, or tweet with her at @laurabenedict.

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Isabella Moon 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Jennlvs2read More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with the Not Impressed reviewer below... The ending was rushed. I didn't think the characters had enough depth, I really didn't care what happend to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carystown, Kentucky is a charming village with a country setting and quaint antique shops. But beneath its idyllic surface lies a world of trouble. The arrival of Kate Russell, a young woman on the run from an abusive past, is the catalyst for the exposure of the town's nasty secrets, and it isn't long before people are wishing she would just go away. Kate receives help from an unexpected quarter, however: the ghost of a child who disappeared two years earlier. A fine narrative flow, whose shifting points of view add to the enjoyment of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book; the first I read by this author. Just enough mystery, suspense and other-worldly characters to satisfy everyone. Wasn't too happy with the ending......but it all makes sense. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes suspense with a twist.
cb5720 More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys thrillers. I was intrigued right up until the end. Great suspense writer.
BrookeMel More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. Spirits, murder, small town, a great sheriff and his relationship with the other characters kept me wanting to get back to the book to see how it ended. The ended was odd, the great story stopped and the short epilogue started and ended. I was a tad disappointed in that. I would read more of Laura Benedict's books.
flashlightreader17 More than 1 year ago
Laura Benedict really knows how to tell a story. I read a lot of mysteries and I have to say she has a talent for making the plot interesting while keeping a very intense atmosphere. great read for weekends and stormy nights
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book until the last 50 pages, then it just got dark and depressing. I was very disappointed in the way all the characters were wrapped up, and will not read anymore from this author.
indygo88 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I wanted to like this more than I did. It's kind of a mystery/thriller, with a little bit of supernatural thrown in. Isabella Moon is the name of a young girl who disappeared from a small town in Kentucky. But that's not the only storyline going on in this novel, and not even necessarily the main one. There are several storylines which interweave within one another. I liked that about this book, but somehow they weren't pulled together quite right. The whole last quarter or so of the book really didn't flow well and I was really disappointed in the ending. The novel itself was a bit lengthy as well. I think Benedict had the components of a decent story, but faltered in carrying it out to its full potential.
BtweenLibShelf on LibraryThing 10 months ago
OK, so this book drew me in quickly. there were two stories going on in this book. The primary one is this little town had secrets that needed to be uncovered and the secondary story was the secret that Kate carried with her throughout the book. I have to admit the secret that Kate had to hide throughout the book was very disturbing, but made sense with how she handled situations with the intriguing storyline of the book. We had a ghost of a little girl that was never found coming to a person with a troubled life; it was as if both characters Kate and the ghost could not move on without the truth being uncovered. Isabella Moon was very heartfelt and suspenseful all at the same time. It is not a before bedtime read a little on the scary side; but I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a good suspense story.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I found it difficult to enjoy Isabella Moon because I felt that it was ovecrowded with characters and plotlines that were related only tenuously. Kate's story and her role as the lead character and the catalyst for Isabella, was overshadowed by the other intrigues happening around her. I felt the resolution of her story was weak and paticulary her final scene with Miles inexplicable. Quite a few of the casts motivations were irrational, plot conveniences, but each of the characters (and there was quite a crowd)were skillfully drawn and distinct -characterisation is definately a strength of Benidicts.However for me, most everything felt unfinished -there was no justice for Isabella or her mother, no repercussions for Janet, Miles is forgiven the unforgivable, Kate dissappears into the ether, and Bill remains clueless. I like some closure and this had barely any. Not enough to find it satisfying read.
justablondemoment on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I really liked this book was much more than I expected. It didn't quite make a 5 star for me but it was a a very close call. Way more than just your typical ghost story and I found myself being carried away with the... who done it... aspect. Really the only thing that kept it from being a five star was that as I got more into the story, it became pretty predictable. Still, even if I had it figured out, it didn't bore me like sometimes books do. Will definitely read more from this author.
laws on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great story and characters but I was disappointed in how it ened. The author was not clear on whether Kate lived/was found after the car accident. I was truly hoping that Caleb wa not dead and would end up with Kate in the end. I am glad there was closure for Isbella's Mom . Praxton was truly an awful human being.
jrepman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Small town mystery about being unsuccessful at leaving the past behind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should NOT be on the Christian Thriller list as it contains bad language.
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This book actually gets no stars, since I couldn't get it to open past page 17. The file must be corrupt.
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paintr More than 1 year ago
This is another book I had a difficult time putting down. There wasn't a bunch of filler words! Almost every page and sentence had a point, and from the beginning it got right down to the point. Perfect for a chilly fall weekend!
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