If you are still in the mood for a spooky story after Halloween then look no further than the Rylan Flynn Mysteries.
Shadow Girls is a crime thriller with a heavy dose of supernatural elements.
Central to the story is Rylan Flynn, who is able to see and communicate with ghosts. Unfortunately, any spirits who haven't crossed over tend to be those who have been murdered or need help in some way.
Rylan's interactions with the spirits are very eerie especially those with ghosts who have been dead for a very long time as they seem out of place in time and it adds to the otherworldliness. Child ghosts make for particularly poignant reading and it is heartwarming when Rylan and her Dad help them cross over.
The mystery of the dead women in this book makes a very exciting yet tense and disturbing reading as it involves a very creepy little girl and her father. I was on tenterhooks for Bess' survival and had high hopes for her as Rylan was not experiencing any visits from her spirit.
The secondary storyline of Rylan helping a couple with a haunting is equally exciting and spooky. However, the living are more dangerous than the dead and getting involved means putting herself in harm's way more often than enough.
Rylan's family are protective of her however, her brother shows it the wrong way and they always seem to end up arguing. Rylan has a similar relationship with Detective Ford Pierce but I was glad to see him being more open-minded and actively seeking Rylan's help in finding Beth. I'm enjoying seeing their friendship develop slowly into something more.
The story ends with a little hint about the third book and if it was already published I'd be diving in right now.