Phoebe isn’t exactly sure why her family has suddenly relocated from sunny California to a dismal stone monstrosity in Grenshire, England, but she does know it has something to do with her. Haunted, the first book in Lynn Carthage’s The Arnaud Legacy series, is an eerie, chilling mystery complete with ghosts, malevolent ancestors, gruesome tragedies, and a bit of romance.
Psychological thriller, action adventure, and horror story all rolled into one twisted plot, Haunted unravels the legend of Madame Yollande Arnaud and her bloody ties to Arnaud Manor. Obsessed with Phoebe, a champion swimmer finishing her sophomore year of high school and self-proclaimed “literary mermaid,” the evil apparition is making demands, but no one seems to be listening until Phoebe meets Miles, a fellow swimmer caught up in the legend.
Exploring themes of guilt, forgiveness, and family as well as psychotic breaks and schizophrenia, Carthage delivers a thrillingly ghoulish tale, soon to be followed by book 2 of The Arnaud Legacy, Betrayed.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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