Paul is a psychic medium who sees ghosts. Whilst on holiday he befriends a ghost called Alice and they fall in love. Alice convinces him that she was murdered by her father and she will lead him to where her body is buried. So begins the best ghost story I have read in a long time. As the plot thickens other bodies of young females are exposed by Alice and it all leads towards a serial killer, but the question is who? I'm very happy to not only give this 5 stars but to recommend it as a modern day Ghostbusters. Enjoy whether you're into ghosts or not. You will definitely not be disappointed.
Paul, a somewhat reluctant clairvoyant psychic, is on holiday in France with his parents and his brother Mike.
He meets a group of people who congregate at the local chateau; the Earl & Countess of Affligem, Fiona, gay lovers John & Peter whose father thinks he is a descendant of the Romanovs, Inspector John a retired policeman and Sarah who is so unattainable it seems obvious to everyone except Mike who is pursuing her.
Then random body parts start appearing in Inspector John's garden.
Paul meets Alice; the ghost of a girl who was murdered and she draws him into helping her avenge her death. In the course of events traces of a more horrible crime are revealed and Paul is drawn further in when he meets the resident ghosts of the chateau who just want peace and quiet instead of the constant party atmosphere.
This book gripped my attention and held it til the end. The ending is unexpected and the complicated relationships and paranormal skullduggery make it well worth a look. Tim Roux's easy to read style just adds to the panache and finesse of a good story.
As someone who happily shares a home with a number of ghostly residents I picked up this book with some relish. I wasn't disappointed, but this is far more than a ghost story. Wickedly narrated by Paul, it paints a marvellous picture of excess and frivolity as illustrated via the behaviours and interactions of an ensemble' cast of larger than life characters. The Earl being by far the largest and most marvellous of all. Alongside some wry one liners is a story of murder, intrigue and love in exceptional circumstances. All the depicted characters have great depth, but for me the unique bond between Paul and Alice is really quite touching (perhaps under the circumstances, touching is the wrong word to use...)
Must read book interesting different and a great insight and explanation into the differences between societies and social standing and how people from different countries consider each other. Only thing I wasn't definite on the ending, without spoiling was it Paul's finale?