I love ghost stories and this one left me wishing I had more minutes in my lunch break so I could read just one more chapter. It has everything a good ghost story needs: creepy new house, suspicious neighbors, quiet town, and a ghost that might be more than she seems. The murder itself is brutal and left me cringing. I found myself constantly rooting for the main character. Even the ghost is at times endearing. The scientific facts behind the ghost hunting instances are spot-on and help to enhance the story.
The only thing that really bothered me was the husband. I know why he acted the way he did, but he still rubbed me the wrong way, and by the end, I wanted to tell the main character that she deserved better. Others will probably feel differently about him.
Overall, a must read for ghost story fans. I also thought it was cool that this took place close to my hometown.