Whispers from the Dead
The minute she steps through the doorway of her family's new home, Sarah feels a smothering cold mist, and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish, "Help me!"
Sarah feels compelled to find out who is trying to reach her. But can she uncover the mysteries of the past before terror strikes again?
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Like all of Joan Lowery Nixon's leads, Sarah is a strong female who's battling her own inner demons and fears. She...more
While this historically has been one of my all-time favorite Nixon titles, in reading it with a critical eye, I'm noticing some flaws that prevent me from giving it the full five-star rating.
I read this with relish when it was first published and have read it nearly once a year ever since. I love the story and consider it, along with A Deadly Game of Magic as her best suspenseful books. In terms of storyline and plot, it's fabulous. In terms of writing quality, however, not so much. This time a...more
One example is Sarah and her family moved in to new house in Houston. A moment she enter her house she felt " sucked in to a cold, smothering mist. The echo of a scream best against her mind". (p.g 12)
Although the character Sarah has been told by ghost, everytime she closed her eyes or sleep. s...more
Although I enjoyed this story, I found the language used by the teenag...more
Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Summary: Only Sarah senses the horror. The minute she steps through the doorway of her family's new home, Sarah feels a smothering cold mist, and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish, "Help me!" Sarah feels compelled to find out who is trying to reach her. But can she uncover the mysteries of the past before terror strikes again?
Review: The best from Nixon all tied up in this book's binding...more
It's about a girl named Sarah who nearly drowned. Because of that near death experience she has become more sensitive to spirits. When her family moves to Houston, the house they move in immediately feels wrong to Sarah. It's not...more
"Whispers From the Dead" is a good book. The author is Joan Lowery Nixon. If you like mysteries, you like this book. The author's intent was to make a thriller and that's what she did. At every corner, the book would take an unexpected turn. It was full of suspense. If a person has ever heard voices in their head, they'll want to read this book. That's about the book "Whispers From the Dead."
I enjoyed reading this young adult paranormal/mystery although I'm fairly certain I have read it before in junior high. Great for a quick read!
I don't really remember why I kept it. I suppose my mom did and then I decided to do as well. Maybe I should find a nice little nine-year-old to give it to. :)
ETA: Still enjoyed reading it, even after all these years.