BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION, is a feature of Reading In Winter, which will feature one book from my collection that I plan to read in the coming week. These are NOT review books, but books I’ve purchased, which have been neglected for a long time.
TITLE: The Deepest Cut (MacKinnon Curse, #1)
AUTHOR: J. A. Templeton
HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT: Since July 2012.
WHY I’M READING IT: I love a good ghost story! I remember getting this book for free from Amazon (I think) last year and wanted to read it right away since EVERYONE was saying such great things about it. I’m not sure what it is about indie authors, but I find that they tend to do horror very, very well. I’m hoping that this one knocks my socks off!
Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.
When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian.
Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.
Have you read this book?