Seeing the Dead

Seeing the Dead

by Sheila Connolly

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Seeing the Dead by Sheila Connolly

From New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!

Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green—just days before the annual Patriot’s Day celebration, no less—she’s determined to figure out her connection to the man.

The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby’s life. She’s also trying to sort out her connection to Ned Newhall, the man who shares her ability and is playing a more serious romantic role in her life every day. But with plans for the celebration ramping up and her job becoming more chaotic by the minute, Abby’s finding it hard to catch her breath, much less come to grips with all the new turns her life has taken.

And when another eerie episode is followed by the appearance of a very curious young girl who seems wise beyond her years, Abby discovers she and Ned may have only scratched the surface of their special ability, and that Ned may hold the biggest surprise yet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150714311
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Series: Relatively Dead Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,797
File size: 367 KB

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is an Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author who writes three New York Times bestselling cozy mystery series: the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries, including Buried in a Bog, Scandal in Skibbereen, and An Early Wake. In addition, she has published Once She Knew, a romantic suspense; Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany; and Relatively Dead, a paranormal romance and a New York Times bestseller, as well as a number of short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats and travels to Ireland as often as possible.

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Seeing the Dead 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author's orchard mystery series, and I enjoy reading paranormal novels. However, this main character wore me out with her second guessing and histrionics. So she sees spirits; accept it and deal with it. I did something I seldom do...I did not finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too slow and boring!  You read, read and read and NOTHING happens...!!!  All I kept thinking was:  How many more pages to finish this book....The 1st book, Relatively Dead, was so interesting and I just wanted to keep reading, but with the 2nd book.... I just wanted to finish it.  Quite the opposite!
omalane More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and the one before it. I think it was a bit repetitive and wordy in a few spots but good story.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Seeing the Dead - Relatively Dead Mystery 2 Author: Sheila Connolly Published: 9-22-2014 Publisher: Beyond The Page Publishing Pages: 221 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Romance; Cozy Mystery; Supernatural; Ghost; Paranormal; Psychic ISBN: 9781940846309 ASIN: B00NSWX5ZA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4 Stars . Abby Kimball is still getting to where she doesn't freak out about her ability to see the dead. Then she sees the ghost of a soldier of the Revolution just a few days before the Patriot's Day Celebration. She knows the ghost has some connection to her and her new love interest Ned Newhall (which is a very distant relation of Abby's) and shares Abby's unique ability although they do not see the same ghost even when they are together(Ned actually amplifies Abby's talent). Abby sets out to find out what the connection is and what this apparition needs from her. Abby finds that her boss's daughter Ellie can also see ghost, she and Ned try to find a way to help Ellie who feels alone and a freak without opening themselves up to speculation and ridicule. This story appeals to me on so many levels. I enjoy reading true history and Seeing the Dead portrays the ghost of that period who has a personal interest in the time period. The idea of spirits has always intrigued me and I believe they are real, they are even mentioned in the Bible. As a light mystery it is also appealing to me. Not to mention I am liking see the relationship between Ned and Abby develop both romantically and personally (Their shared abilities and learning more about their distant familial connection). The other characters are just as intriguing. I just want to help Ellie with her fears. So much is going on in the story that you are sure to find it appealing as well. My rating is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To repetitive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it would have helped if she'd had a good editor. There were pages and pages of well researched history, but there were also tons of unnecessary pages of self-contemplation. I started reading 3 sentences per page, and then finally just gave up. The previous book was good, but now the main characters seem wooden and have no depth. I was truly disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed both Relatively Dead and Seeing the Dead. Are there going to be any more books in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long and drawn out.Alot more history and genealogy- that was more than half the book.I enjoy both but it was so drawn out.Finally a few ghost. I can undersfand in a way of the authors point in what leads Abby to see ghosts and part of seems to have a few holes some things dont make sense never go anywhere. Iwould have gave it more stars if it had been more about' seeing ghost'
sidneykay More than 1 year ago
This book will thrill history buffs - especially if you live in the New England area. Otherwise, pretty boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because I can randomly see the dead, but this book was really boring and I can't even finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a family history researcher and history buff, I loved this book. I wish I could "see the dead." I'm looking forward to more of these from Sheila Connolly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this as the daily pick of the day for my nook. To be fair, maybe I needed to read a book that lead up to this one. I'm really not sure, but I found that when I picked this one up every night to read it, it seemed like it went no where each time. I didn't feel connected to the main characters, I was tired of hearing about the busy, holiday that was coming up, and the relationships between characters were limited. I am interested in reading about strange things like seeing ghosts, only this book made it all so boring. Sorry, but did not like this nor did I finish it.
TexYa More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book ans it kept my attention.  If you like genealogy, read this one. I wasn't excited at the ending but maybe that's because its part of a series. Ok, something to look forward to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I had read the first one about a year ago. I hope Ms Connolly continues with these characters.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
I Couldn't Finish It Usually I finish every book I start, but I just couldn't - I gave up at around page 77. Besides the mind-numbing attempts at writing about history (I skipped those parts, mostly, because the author just cannot get to the point), the protagonist is completely devoid of any decent human characteristics. She is an entitled former teacher who lands a cushy museum job - which she complains about - and then uses her friendship with her boss to use museum resources and time to look up her own dead relatives. She has a lovely house she is house-sitting, and then complains that the owners are coming back after a few months. (How dare they!) She has a very nice boyfriend to whom she is routinely rude (she demands to be taken home in the middle of a perfectly nice outing, because she has been brooding over various me-me-me things), who is subjected to her every whim (on again, off again relationship), who she blames for her ability to see spirits (even though she has managed to figure out she sees them because she is related to them and NOT because of anything he has done), and she also managed to bully him into having some kind of heart-to-heart with his own mother about his psychic abilities - all because SHE wants to talk to his mother about HER abilities, and gee she CAN'T do THAT without, of course, dragging the poor woman's son into it. She is an entitled, self-absorbed woman who looks at things and people only in relation to how they affect HER. Gah! I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't care why these people could see ghosts (who apparently just stand there, and don't even communicate with anyone), and I couldn't care less about the main character. The author has taken a fairly decent idea and completely ruined it. I paid 99 cents for this book and I wish I could get my money back. I do NOT recommend this book, as the author doesn't seem to be capable of writing a ghost story interwoven with history, nor of developing a character that anyone would feel sympathetic towards.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! I really enjoyed this book; and the history that was in this book. This book is part two of the Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, but it can be read as a stand alone.  Abby has recently discovered her new ability which is seeing ghosts. She can’t see all ghosts, just ones that she related to somehow. However, when Abby and her boyfriend who can also see ghosts, make contact it seems to make her see things clearer. Now Abby and Ned need to work together to figure out their abilities and why the ghost’s they are seeing are making an appearance. This book is fun, and mysterious. I can’t wait to read more books by this author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
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Surprise twists. Great characters. Well worth it.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I started reading this book before I realized it was the second in the series.  There was way too much tied back to the first book and it was hard to “catch up” with the story. The main characters of Abby and Ned were not those that held my attention.  Abby was too wishy washy in her feelings and kept Ned on pins and needles as to whether they were a couple or not. I did love the historical information that was provided and am interested in learning about “seeing the dead” and if it really exists in some people.  Otherwise the book never quite got started and I kept hoping the story would develop.  Instead, it ended in a “continued next week” type ending and nothing in the story was ever resolved. If the storyline had been completed better (I have read series where each book is a good stand alone and yet they are all tied together), it would have held my attention better and I would be more willing to read further.  As it is written, I won’t read another in the series.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Wow! All of a sudden seeing ghosts would be hard to handle, especially if you could not tell them apart. That is what Abby is dealing with the last six months, plus living in a new place, new job and even a new guy. Lots of drama, new discoveries, history and love made it hard to put the book down. I learned a lot more of the history that I should have known in a interesting way. I had never heard of Patriot's Day before. Abby Kimball has had to deal with a lot of changes in her life the past year. She is trying to figure out who the dead people she sees were. She is dating Ned. House sitting and works for a museum. Ned Newhall has lots of secrets about him. He used to see a lot of the dead but till Abby he had thought it he grew out of it. Ned has never told anyone about the people he saw. I was drawn into the drama right off from the beginning and want more of Abby and Ned. The setting for this book is Concord, MASS. This is a clean read. I want to read more of Sheila Connolly's work. This is the first of her books I have read I think but not the last one. I was given this ebook to read from Net Galley and Beyond the Page Publishing. In return I agreed to give honest review of Seeing the Dead.