Please pass the crumpets.
Campbell tells some great ghost stories. The book chronicles her lifetime of being ghost sensitive and often having others around her who are sensitive as well which is great since she’s able to talk about her experiences. The books starts out in Tennessee with encounters at her second childhood home and ends when she and her family move into her first home, the one she inherited from her grandfather in Florida. Lots of the ghosts are friendly or at worst confused but some of them aren’t so friendly in fact the first half of the book has such a different tone it almost feels like it was written by a different author. It’s not of course but I say that because Campbell comes across as earnest and serious. Most of the scarier spirits are also in this first half of the book. In the second half of the book Campbell has finished with the dark ghosts and the spirits she now meets come to enjoy tea parties and other family gatherings. Even some neighbors see and become familiar with the ghosts. Campbell has more of a jocular style in recounting her adventures in this second half of the book. The parts I liked best were the tales of these happier ghosts as well as the spirits she and her dorm mates were aware of in their old college house. Great fun.
This review was based on an e-galley supplied by the publisher.