Berkley Trade|September 2, 2014|Hardcover|ISBN # 978-0-425-25939-9
How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren't ready to forgive? The answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed...
When Deacon Jame's younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect.
Trinity NIchols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her and the town on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what's happening in town. And what's happening is growing stranger by the minute.
Now Trinity, Deacon, and his odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who or what will be left standing when it's all over.
For me, Haunted was a disappointment. It didn't really hold my interest like all Kay's other novels have. I'm usually spellbound by her writings but this story lacked her usual spit and polish and left me feeling hugely unsatisfied. To me it lacked action and was more of a conversation that took place between a group of people taking guesses as to what they thought was going on up on the mountain with the murders and the evil that was responsible for these murders. I just felt a bit ripped off after paying over $30.00 for a book I didn't really enjoy and was disappointed in Kay for the first time, but I suppose we can't always be spot on. Hopefully other people will get more out of this story than I did.