Rory is your average high school senior until her mother banishes her to Trumbull, Connecticut. The small suburb with only a mall and movie theater sure feels like the netherworld until Rory's first day at her new school. That's the day she meets Bowen, who begs her to join him on a class project.
When Bowen drags her into a graveyard to research the local ghostly legend known as the White Lady, Rory wants to fly back home to Atlanta. Unfortunately, she is stuck -- with Bowen, without her old friends for support, in a town she doesn't understand.
Her night in the cemetery also starts an unnerving chain of events. A half buried dead girl and a ghostly apparition lead Rory and Bowen into a deadly game of cat and mouse, but who is the killer? Is it human or something long dead and otherworldly?
Rory can't be sure as White Lady keeps showing up, haunting her. The police, on the other hand, believe the body belongs to a local woman and the murderer is all too human.
Rory is dragged into the murder case and she is no super sleuth. In her hometown of Atlanta she was a straight A student with plans to attend a good college. Now her mom calls every day, her aunt is worried Rory is involved with drugs and the wrong crowd, and the boy she likes wants more than she is willing to give.
The police are of little help, Rory's aunt just wants her to remain safe, and Bowen, who she can't distance herself from, keeps finding new ways to get her into trouble. Whether breaking into a suspected killer's house, being followed by a menacing ghost, or being stalked at school, Rory's only hope is that finding the killer will put an end to the supernatural haunting.
Before Rory can discover the identity of the killer, she is drawn into the mystery of the White Lady, which opens the door for some very real danger.
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Wear White to Your Funeral by Lisa Acerbo is a book with an intriguing title. Yes, the title caught my attention, but when I opened the first page I knew there would be no turning back. This is a paranormal story with great elements of horror. Meet Rory, a young high school senior sent by her mother to Trumbull, Connecticut — a small neighborhood that doesn’t have much to show. When Bowen asks her to join him on a class project, the first unnerving thing she notices is that they’d be conducting their research in the graveyard. They are looking for information on the legendary ghost known as the White Lady. They do encounter a dead body and have to run, but can they be faster than a ghost? The opening lines of this novel intrigued me and the reader can feel the creeps as they read the prologue: “She had touched a dead person. Fear rippled like ocean waves in her body. She had to go! Run! Her body screamed at her to move. She had to get away from the body and the other thing that now pursued her.” Here is a story for fans of both horror and the paranormal, a story that will transport readers to a strange world with ghosts and humans caught up in a dangerous game. The question is: who is doing the killing? The writing is sweet, highly descriptive, and loaded with a lot of images that will arrest readers’ minds. Lisa Acerbo knows how to entertain readers and her writing will capture their emotions of fear in a tight grip. The characters, as well as the setting, are perfectly crafted. Wear White to Your Funeral is fast-paced and masterfully spun with many a big surprise for fans of horror and the paranormal.