The Dead Don’t Always Rest in Peace
Jason Crandall, recently widowed, is left to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenage son on his own – and the old Victorian in Shadow Springs seems like the perfect place for them to start over. But the cracks in Jason’s new world begin to show when he meets Savannah Sturgess, a beautiful socialite who has half the men in town dancing on tangled strings.
When she goes missing, secrets begin to surface, and Jason becomes ensnared in a dangerous web that leads to murder – and he becomes a likely suspect. But who has the answers that will prove his innocence? The jealous husband who’s hell-bent on destroying him? The local sheriff with an incriminating secret? The blind old woman in the house next door who seems to watch him from the windows? Or perhaps the answers lie in the haunting visions and dreams that have recently begun to consume him.
Or maybe, Savannah herself is trying to tell him that things aren’t always as they seem – and that sometimes, the dead don’t rest in peace.
“SLEEP SAVANNAH SLEEP hooks you with a small-town atmosphere that quickly turns ghostly cold. Beware a plethora of twists and turns …” – Michael Aronovitz, author of Alice Walks and Phantom Effect
Jason is starting over with a new home, new job and new town. He is trying to heal his family and himself after the loss of his wife. When a young lady turns up missing, Jason is pulled into the investigation by strange dreams and visions. Is he psychic? Never has been before. So what the devil is going on?!?!
Jason is a massage therapist, father and basically, all around good guy. Savannah is a wild child. I could be a little more blunt..but you get the picture. So how could she haunt his dreams after she turns up missing? Well, she does! And she does it in a big way.
I enjoy stories about ghosts and psychics. It is about the only paranormal reads I will take on. Is this the best written book I have read…no. It IS a pretty good read though. The problem with many parts of this book are the conversations, mainly between Jason and his children. They are canned and just not quite right, especially with his 7 year old daughter. These are way too babyish for my taste. However, it is not that distracting and well worth it to get to the ending of this book.
This ending was a shocker to me. I did not peg the murderer, for which I am glad. I hate it when the author gives it a way so readily. This one, I did not see coming. In hindsight, I probably should have. But, BOY!! It made the book for me.
I received this novel from the author for a honest review.