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Ghost of a Chance Paperback – 6 Jan 2011

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (6 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192755625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192755629
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.7 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 879,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bad Blood: A chilling horror story that really sets the spine tingling (Lovereading4kids)

genuinely scary (Amanda Craig, The Times)

contains moments of real terror (Celia Rees)

Book Description

Imagine being both victim and detective in your own murder . . .

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Format: Paperback
This is the story of Eva Chance, a young lady living in her ancestral home with her grandfather, who finds out she has died and she is, in fact, a ghost. Greedy family are milling around trying to get the house fit for the public so that it will make them lots of money - only Eva and her grandfather are against this. Other main characters are Kyra and Kyle Stratton, local twins who are doing temporary work at the house. Kyra used to bully Eva at school because of Eva's strange clothing and weird ways.

This is a nice enough book, but not really my kind of thing. I like a book to have some level of plausibility in it and this one really didn't. I think if you can suspend belief (not necessarily with regard to ghosts, but in the things that they do) and you enjoy a nicely written young adult book then you'll probably enjoy it. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did I found it an easy read.

I think Rhiannon Lassiter is a good writer, and she's obviously got a vivid imagination. I would read another book by her, but wouldn't necessarily rush to do so.
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Format: Paperback
Written with as much grace and terror as Bad Blood, every page breathes down your neck, chills you to the bone and commands you to race on. This was one of my most-anticipated books for 2011 and I have not been disappointed. I loved every page of it.

The pace is fast forward from the first page on and you don't get a single moment to catch your breath. The compelling narrative, split between Eva Chance and Kyle and Kyra Stratton, keeps you glued to the book until you finally know what really happened to Eva.
Tension, suspense and terror hold steady throughout the entire book and have you puzzling over the murderer until the last chapter.

Masterpiece.
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This is a thoroughly enjoyable young adult read that also has universal appeal. The story starts on April Fool's Day, the day Eva is born but also the one when her mum dies, and then the story moves on to Eva as a teenager struggling to live a normal life in a crumbling old mansion with her grandfather. Eva has always had an affinity with the supernatural presences in her home but then she joins them ... how she enters the ghostly world is a puzzle she seeks to solve, as first one relation then another suffer physical attacks, and is the central story but there are other twists and turns to enjoy!
The ghostly encounters, the murder mystery elements and the traditional 'red herrings' all add to the pleasure of this read but regular murder readers will probably see the twists coming - overall an engaging heroine and enough thrills and spills for any teenage mystery fan.
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