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Finding the Way Back

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Finding the Way Back is the story of Laney, a recently divorced woman who agrees to help her mother fix up her dead grandfather's house. From the first night when she hears ghostly music to later physical attacks that seem targeted only at her, she soon discovers that a spirit in the house may have plans of its own. For her own well-being, she needs to find answers as the ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Melange Books
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Jenny Twist
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laney Mackenzie is recovering from a messy divorce when her mother offers her the opportunity to live in her dead grandfather’s house and work on renovating it, a task she loves. Her cousin Connie moves in to help and be company, but it soon becomes apparent that Connie is not the only company in the house. Unexpected noises and feelings of dread suggest that perhaps the house has less welcome guests. But Connie has friends who are amateur ghost hunters and she invites them along to try to disco ...more
James Glass
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Way Back, is a paranormal thriller. Laney, a soon to be divorcee finds herself fixing up her recently deceased grandfathers home, who was a hoarder. Beginning the first night, she hears music being played in the basement but when she goes to check, no radio is to be found among the many boxes. Soon her cousin Connie arrives to help with the overwhelming job of redecorating the house so her mother can put it up for sale. Soon, Connie and Laney hear knocking sounds and Connie begins to ...more
Charmaine Pauls
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laney is divorcing her controlling and cheating husband. Suddenly finding herself homeless, jobless, and with a dent in her self-esteem, she embarks on an ambitious adventure to restore her recently deceased grandfather’s house. From the minute Laney takes up her residence in the home where every nook and cranny is filled with boxes and accumulated possessions, strange incidents start taking place. First, there is the music in the middle of the night; then knocking and footsteps; chairs moving; ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
What can I say except holy crap! What a tediously long-winded mundane novel. I just wanted it to end and I was so happy when it did. To be honest, I surprised myself that I actually read the book cover to cover. I kept waiting for something major to happen. It was a good mystery once all was revealed, but getting there was something else. Wish I could say I liked the characters but I didn't as there was nothing special about any of them. The one thing that I didn't understand was (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laney has just come out of a marriage to a rather unpleasant, control freak of a husband and is now determined to do things her way and do them independently. When her mother suggests an alliance with her cousin to renovate the ancestral home she balks at the idea but eventually agrees if she is in charge of the project. She needn’t have worried though as her cousin proves to be a huge asset and, when things go bump in the night, her cousin knows just the man to investigate.

This is a cracking gh
Erin Pemberton
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding the Way Back is a great story about a newly divorced woman trying to figure out who she really is and what she wants in life. Then you add ghosts and a new romance and you have the perfect story!
Cathy Ryan
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Laney MacKenzie is ‘finding her way back’ from years spent with her cheating and controlling, now ex, husband, Simon. Her self-worth is almost non existent after being subjected to Simon’s undermining attitude and cavalier treatment. Laney’s mother has given her the option, with a little push, of refurbishing her late grandfather’s house, affording her a place to live and something to restore her confidence and self-respect. Her cousin and erstwhile best friend, Connie, moves in to lend a hand a ...more
Elisabeth Hamill
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Finding The Way Back is the story of newly divorced Laney, who agrees to renovate her late grandfather's house. As any good ghost hunter knows, remodeling can kick up all kinds of paranormal activity, and this house has its share of spirits and dark family secrets. I really enjoyed the relationship between Laney and her cousin, and the mystery surrounding the haunting they experience while cleaning out the old house. I devoured this book in one day- it was a wonderful poolside read, and it ran o
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laney's experience in her grandfather's house started out as a classic tale of haunting and turned into much more. With warmth, humor, chills, and a real threat of danger, Laney was at the center of a shift in multiple generations of family relationships. The story drew me in as it escalated, featuring elements of the past as well as modern-day ghost hunters and a really sweet and likeable romance. Good storytelling, character growth and a satisfying resolution of multiple threads in the storyli ...more
Valerie Clarizio
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Way Back is a quick, cute read about a new divorcee trying to figure out what to do with her life. In the meantime, she moves into her grandfather’s haunted house with the intention of cleaning it out and renovating it. The spirit(s) roaming the house aren’t always pleasant to her, but what is pleasant and appealing to her is ghost hunter Emmett. If you like stories with intrigue, some suspense, and a bit of romance, you’ll enjoy this story.
Shelley Pickens
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The wonderfully written story about a recently divorced woman named Laney has a ghostly twist that makes the story a must read. The characters were very easy to love and the story itself with the mystery of who the ghost is was well played with a twist. If you like ghost stories you will love this one by Bisker!! Just don't read before you go to bed at night or you might hear footsteps in the hall or music playing.... ;)
Joanne Rawson
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms Bisker has converted me to ghost stories.
I have to admit I am not normally a ghost reading kind of a gal. However, after reading Finding the Way Back, I think I may be a convert. This story was well written and flowed; Ms Bisker did an amazing job keeping me guessing right up until the end story. The characters in this story are fascinating, and I love the spontaneous comments, that were witty and down to earth. So much so, I cannot wait to read more from this author.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I put off reading Finding The Way Back for a while because I don’t typically read adult fiction. I’m pretty sure I’ll be 19 forever, though my body may age. That said, I know Jill Bisker personally and I designed her cover, so I gave it a chance.

Finding The Way Back is the story of Laney, a young woman going through a divorce. She’s picking up the pieces of her life and learning to be herself again now that she’s no longer under the spell of her loser of a (soon-to-be) ex-husband. To help get h
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
The characters were great! No clichés (well, except the grandpa’s floozy ex which was entertaining, and the philandering ex-husband), each character had their own quirks. Little details the author put in about their choice in furnishings, or clothing, revealed something of each personality.

I like Laney, she is sort of finding herself again after a failed marriage, and as the book goes on she accepts herself more and more. At the same time there are funny scenes, where she is a bit of a clutz, or
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding the Way Back by Jill Bisker

Recently divorced Laney decides to help her Mother fix up her dead grandfathers house. The first night there she hears music and soon discovers a ghost lives there. With the help of ghost hunter, Emmett and her cousin Connie she begins to discover some family secrets.

I liked Laney, just divorced and trying to make a new (happy) life for herself. Connie is likable as well. Although (She has an) opposite personality from Laney they get along well. Then Emmett, he
Brenda  Ashworth Barry
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don’t usually read ghost stories, but I have to say this book hooked me in. I loved everything about it. The characters came alive for me. This book really haunted me, but I couldn’t put it down. Love the house and her description will draw you in.

The story scared me, but it did it just by great story telling and not gore.

The twists and turns, even the ghosts were charming, for the most part. Without giving anything away, there was one, I didn’t like at all.
I loved Emmett and Laney. I adored t
Darla McCall
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, paranormal
So far I am really loving this book. It keeps me laughing but at the same time it keeps me on the edge of my seat and jumping out of my skin at every sound. lmbo Yeah I love when a book can do this. Hope there is more from this author.
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