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Haunted Melody: A Ghost Story

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  19 reviews
They say
death is the end.
I thought so too
until I learned it's
just the beginning.
Published (first published April 30th 2019)
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Ari
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3 because it had a unique take stars

Well, I mean, it is different at least.


I like playing around with the idea of being dead, and the different interpretations people have, and this was definitely among one of those not very conventional ones; but babe, there are problems. And I'll get to them..eventually.

But first—

Locked in what seems to be an everlasting torment, Milo Marchesi seems convinced that he is paying for his crimes by relieving them over and over and over again in the dingy basemen
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Ginger Scott
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alyson Santos is one of those kinds of writers that makes you want to try harder when you're writing. She's more than unique; she's daring. This book can't fit in one envelope--it fits in many. It fit me just right. It's so different, and the voice is so haunting and beautiful (pun slightly intended). The story is about redemption, and about forging ahead and living/loving. It's lyrical in the best way.
Sunniva Dee
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Haunted Melody is a fantastic story, the genre of ghost-paranormal reinvented. Breathtaking and gorgeous, it simply brings the reader to her knees.

I didn't expect the point of view of this read. I didn't expect the turn the story took, the circumstances, or the saving grace of the hero.
None of what happened here has been done before.

Hot, sweet, and heart-wrenching, Haunted Melody gives the tear ducts a workout. It makes the reader fan herself, want to be there with the protagonist—at the same t
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Lindsey Domokur
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you know me, you know that ghosts are kinda my thing. I have had a love of ghosts and ghost stories for a long time, so when I hear Alyson is writing a ghost story, I know I’m going to want to read it. Let me tell you, it isn’t like any other ghost story around. Alyson writes “haunted” (see what I did there) bad boys like no one else, tortured souls, if you will. This is so much more than a love story. It’s a story of forgiveness, realization, compassion and of light. Milo was surrounded by s ...more
Hazel James
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No one writes a tortured soul (literally) like Alyson Santos. Milo represents the part in all of us that yearns for something, whether it's hope, love, or forgiveness—even from ourselves. Haunted Melody gives you Santos' imaginative writing with several new twists that make for a unique, exquisite story of a man's desperate journey for redemption and the unexpected heroine who guides him. Five hauntingly beautiful stars.
Meredith
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I love a good paranormal romance, but not so much when it comes to ghosts. The only reason that I gave this one a whirl was because it's by Alyson Santos. I have been a huge fan of hers ever since her Night Shifts Black series, so I decided to take a chance on this one.

Haunted Melody took me on an emotional journey that had me questioning every step. It was a unique, intense and beautiful love story. Milo was a very complex and tortured hero, and my heart absolutely ached for him. Ra
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Darlene Avery
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Haunted Melody by Alyson Santos is hauntingly beautiful.

Santos takes her readers on a journey, that will have them questioning every step, while wanting to turn the page to see what happens next.

I love that it’s a story that will hit you right in the heart, and the aha moment is phenomenal.

A paranormal romantic suspense you’ll want to read!

M.E. Carter
Wow. Just wow. Absolutely stunning.
Kahea
***4.5 ‘Chase The Light’ Stars***

I don’t typically read paranormal romances where a ghost is the main love interest, and the last one I did read (which I ADORED and re-read it more times than I count...it’s Dark Needs at a Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole if you were wondering) was many, MANY moons ago. So when I saw the cover and read the very short blurb, I found myself intrigued and decided that I needed to check this baby out ~ if for no other reason than I’d have the chance to read a new auth
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J_Mc 251
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m all for trying new genres and finding new authors. I know a lot of people love this author, so I was excited to be able to read an ARC of her latest. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed early on, and that disappointment never let up. I’m sure other people may love this book, but it just wasn’t for me. I do not like to give DNFs if at all possible; if I’ve been entrusted to read it, I will read to completion. But this one was a struggle. I spent the first half of the book wondering what wa ...more
Konny
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haunted Melody: A Ghost Story by Alyson Santos is a full length, standalone pnr romance novel. A well written story full of unexpected twists and turns that left me breathless and sitting on the edge of my seat from start to the end.

The writing is great and I liked the storyline and the characters. It took me some time to get into the story, but then, bam I was intrigued and couldn't put the book down.

I give 4 pnr stars.
Sophie Ruthven
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was not what I was expecting. It was so much more. Couldn't put it down once I started.
There is so much to this story that I will keep the review short.
What I will say thought is all throughout it reminded me of a hauntingly beautiful twist on a much loved favourite, The Lake House by Nicholas Sparks.
Karen Hayes
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If Alyson writes it you know it is going to Rock. She is a purchase day of release author!!!
Julia Stevens
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rare-london19
This is the first book I've read by Alyson Santos, but certainly won't be my last! I was lucky enough to win an early copy and I'm so happy I did. I loved it, it pulled me in and intrigued me right from the start.

Haunted Melody is a beautiful, heartwrenching, thought provoking book full of emotion, that builds and grows from the very beginning. The story of Milo, a broken soul, lost in the darkness and pain of guilt, crippled by unrelenting visions of his past, who finds the light and redemption
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Arivanh
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stepped out of my comfort zone and picked a genre I never read. Paranormal romance. I've always been intrigued with the paranormal and I love romance so put them together and *BOOM* makes for a very interesting story. TBH this book had me very intrigued with it's vague blurp so I dived right in and certainly wasn't disappointed.

Blurp:
They say
death is the end.
I thought so too
until I learned it's
just the beginning.

Haunted Melody is a fantastic story. Meshing the afterlife with the real world was
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Christina Pannell
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Haunted Melody lives up to its title. I was bawling in car line picking up my son
True to Alyson Santos this book is a love story with music and a music background. It's also a Ghost story. So many times in this book I was wondering what would happen next. So many questions started at the beginning but they got answered one by one.
I love Milo and Rachel.
Give this book a read when it releases on April 25th.
Daniele
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This books takes you to the in between. I love ghost stories. I believe everyone has a someone, no matter what. Alyson tells this hauntingly beautiful tale of redemption, love, fate, truth and believing in yourself in such a unique way you will never fear a shadow dancing or that certain rustling of the wind.
Cathy
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review to come....
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars


First things first dear reader clear your calendar and get some tissues ready because you won’t want to put it down nor will you ever be the same. I will admit I went into this thinking oh another Alyson Santos book sign me up it’s no secret I’m a diehard fan but it’s so much more. It did take me to about the 40% mark to make sense of what was happening but once I hit 41%, I was off and couldn’t stop. I’m still shaking my head and trying to clean up the tissues.


There is a once stat
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I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I’m also obsessed with alternative music. Seriously, it's a real problem.

I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way hu
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