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Ghost Moon

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,553 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate.

Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attractive — and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses wi
Mass Market Paperback, 441 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Dell (first published 2000)
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Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Morrison ran away to marry a man her family didn't approve of nine years ago. Now she has returned with her young daughter to claim her place in the family. But things have changed since she left. When her Step-grandfather sees her, he collapses with a heart attack. Her step-cousin, Seth Archer, isn't happy that she is back. The only person with open arms is her Aunt Callie, the woman who begged her to return. As soon as she is back, Olivia begins having nightmares about ...more
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a reread, although I don't remember the plot exactly. Must have read it BG (before Goodreads). Which is great for a reread. All the character and the places seem familiar but I have no idea who the baddie is. This book is everything a great romantic-suspense should be. It has great tension between the H/h, a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end and really hot sex scenes.

Olivia has returned to the LaAngelle plantation she left at 18 in a snit against Seth, a step-co
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
It's an okayish romance novel with a murder mystery, don't hate it, don't love it.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have only read about a half dozen books by KR, but I always seem to enjoy them. This one had great suspense, mystery and a little romance.
Lai Rey
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very intriguing story. You won't get bored even if you read it all over again.
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finally! This is the best book I've read in a long time. It makes me want to go out and buy every Karen Robards novel I can find.
Olivia, an orphan, was raised by her step family on LaAngelle Plantation in Louisiana. Once she reached her teens, she ran wild. Her cousin Seth tried to keep her in line, but they just butted heads. Olivia eloped with a rodeo star. She had a daughter, then the marriage failed. Olivia was too proud to go back home. Now, her Aunt Callie has sent a personal invitation t
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
It felt really long and frankly a bit boring. Neither the suspense, nor the romance are great. Let's start with the suspense: poor Olivia had horrible vivid dreams ever since she came back in her childhood's house, her daughter also went through similar bad dreams. However once again she procrastinated and did nothing about those until very very late. There are a few discrepancies in the story (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Interesting, suspenseful romantic suspense. The heroine has come home to the family that raised her after her mother's death even though they weren't actually kin. The instant she walks up, the family patriarch takes one look at her, calls her by her mother's name and keels over in a heart attack. The story is woven through with sections of villain POV, which is not my favorite thing. I'd just as soon not know what the bad guy is thinking, thank you. But it does make it more creepy and suspensef ...more
Lita Bouquard
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
If you've never read Karen Robards please don't start with this book. It is not her best. Robards excels at the suspense/mystery/romance dramas and used to occasionally have funny scenes interwoven. Ghost Moon was a creepy, pedophilic? story of a reformed wild young woman who is now a single parent and returning to her roots. Olivia goes back to her step family for a visit at the invite of an ailing aunt. Her sweet, chubby daughter enjoys the bayou country and they spend precious time together a ...more
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
The whole "big brother" thing with Seth and Olivia made the romance awkward and hard to take seriously. And the fact that they were technically related by marriage made it even more painful to read. But other then that, good book.
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very Good Mystery - Romance & a Little Weird
Brenda S
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This is definitely not one of Karen Robards's best books; however, it isn't horrible. There are a lot of characters and it takes a bit to get past Olivia and Seth going from a sort of brother/sister relationship to being "in love". They are in no way biologically related, so at least that part of the creepy factor is non-existent.
This is Olivia's story. She left the home of her step-family when she was young and dumb, thinking she was in love. She married a loser, had a baby and then spent a nu
Barrie Gardner
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a little worried. This is the second stand alone book I’ve read by this author. This book has almost exactly the same storyline as the first one I read, “Shattered.”

This is her outline:

A man and woman who grew up together are thrust back together when she returns home for some reason (divorce, sick mother). The man acts like a total dick to her for the first half of the book. He’s actually wildly attracted to her but, like a seven-year-old, he is mean to her to mask his feeling
Laura Beasley
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I enjoy the books this author has written. The story moved at a good pace and kept me wanting to read more and not put it down. I did a little confused at first since it flashed back but soon figured out what was going on. After being gone many years Olivia is returning home with her daughter Sara. She is not sure how she will be received but her aunt had asked her to come back. When she arrives a party is going on and when her Uncle sees her he collapses and they find ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Ghost Moon was the first book by the author, Karen Robards, that I have ever read. I found myself drawn into the book from beginning to end, and it was hard putting the book down.

However, I rate it 4 out of 5 stars because of two reasons. One is the mystery/suspense of the book; I figured it all out long before the end of the book. Second was the last page of the book. It was very cheesy. I guess the author needed to tie it all up neatly, but the very ending wasn't realistic because of the pers
Sabrina Khondaker
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: will-read-again
Fantastic! Even though the villain is predictable, it is still chilling to look into his mind and read his thoughts. The family dynamics are also very touching and heart warming. The chemistry between the two leading protagonists Seth and Olivia is great and their little girls are just so cute. The book gets into pretty much every character’s perspective, even all the little victims and that’s just heartbreaking.
Heide Katros
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ghost Moon by Karen Robards

Apart from a slow start and too many inconsequential details this novel gained rapid momentum toward the end and finished in an unexpected crescendo. Ms. Robards is an accomplished story teller and every novel has its own merit. Romance and intrigue make Ghost Moon a worthwhile read. Reviewed by Heide Katros, Winter Haven News, FL
Mary Quire
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Karen Robards and I was very pleased. The story is very gripping and the characters are very real. It does have a touch of romance to go along with it and the author pulled it off splendidly. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance/thriller mix.
Tracy Stackhouse
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Good character development. Accurate on the setting. Just enough variations from expected. As always, I would have liked more resolution, perhaps an epilogue.
Carol Pucak
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Somewhat predictable but s good read.
Velma Lawther
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A truly great read. Plenty of adventure, mystery and romance. Always believable characters and locations described vividly. A must read!
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of hers that I have read. I just loved it! Will have to read it again.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though this book was mostly predictable and sappy at times, it was hard to put down. There was a twist that was totally surprising that you don't find out until the end.
Kristina Modena
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my absolute favorites!
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Finished it in one day ! It has the right amount of each element , suspense, love story and mystery !
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
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Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a suspense romance page-turner for me. Though the suspense dragged a little at times and the romance took awhile to heat up, the characters drew me in.

Coming home is not always the easiest thing, especially after being gone for over eight years, but Olivia returns to the place she grew up in with her daughter in tow, readying herself for the reaction. She left young, head-strong and wild. She comes back matured, a little wiser and humble. However, she's not the only who has
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Usually, I like some romance in my thrillers, but in this case, I'd rather not have it at all. Before I list my reasons why, I'll get the plotting, prose and pacing out of the way.

Ms. Robards writes very well, and although she has a tendency to go slow midway, it's tolerable enough. The mystery of a paedophile/serial killer is woven OK -- not skillfully though as not enough details are offered/revealed to resolve the huge convenience factors peppered within the story. But it would ha
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Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. She has won multiple awards including six Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for favorite author.
Karen has been writing since she was very young, and was first published nationally in the December 1973 Reader's Digest. She sold her first romance novel, ISLAND FLA
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