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410 pages, Paperback
First published April 10, 2019
"The spirit believes there is something he needs to do. I sense he needs your help to conclude his business. Only then, can he find peace and cross over."
― Randy Overbeck, Blood On The Chesapeake
I won a free copy of this book from a goodread giveaway. I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler free way. If you feel anything in my review is a spoiler and is not already hidden in spoiler brackets please let me know. Thank you.
Darrell Henshaw is moving to Wilshire, Maryland to teach history and coach football at the high school. A new start after a bad break up, and despite making a few friends and possibly finding new love, Darrell's new life is anything from perfect. For one thing, there is something off about the school and the town. There are hardly any black people, and the few there are, are in lower ranking working positions. For another thing, Darrell is being haunted. By a ghost you supposedly hanged himself and this is not his first run in with a ghost. His first ending bad enough that he never wanted to see another again, but as the ghost gets more insistent, Darrell tries to find out what really happened to him.
I really enjoyed this book. For some reason after I got it. I did not want to read it. I don't know why, but I just couldn't get started on it. So I decided to try reading just 50 pages the first day. Those went by pretty fast and the next day I read another 50. On the third day is when this book really took off for me. It is such a great story. I have some issues with the characters, but not due to the writing, some of them just rubbed me wrong lol. The mystery was really a great one to see unfold and I loved the parts with the diary, it was like going back in time. It shows not only the racism that existed in the past, but of the racism that still existed today.
How I choose my rating:
1* Did not finish, or hated it but forced myself to finish.
2** Didn't really like it. Didn't hate it but not sure why I finished it other then for some closure.
3*** I liked it. I had some issues with it, but as a whole it was good. I probably won't reread again ever, but there is a chance I might finish the series. (If part of one) But if not it's not a huge loss.
4**** I really liked this book. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I might reread this again, and I will finish the series. (If part of one) I would recommend to those I know hold interest in this books content.
5***** I loved this book. I found little to no issues with it at all. I will definitely be rereading this and probably more than once. I will finish the series and reread it multiple times. (If part of one) I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!!!!