This week's pick:
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
A dark, romantic fantasy set against the backdrop of San Francisco devastated by the Great Quake
It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.
Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.
It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again.
And who is now aware of Delia’s existence.
I love stories set in San Francisco. I love stories set in the early 20th century. There is a serial killer. And the ghost-seeing thing reminds me a bit of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, set around the same time, which I loved! The cover doesn't hurt, either ;)
Have you seen this one around before? What do you think of it? And of course, what are you impatiently waiting for this Wednesday?