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The presence

by Graham, Heather.

Format: Large Print 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Large Print Books LP GRAH
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Large Print Books FICTION Graham, CL 14192
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
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Northern Tier Regional Library Large Print LP FIC GRAHA
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As a girl, Toni Fraser had vivid nightmares that perfectly depicted real murders in real time. As an adult, she and four friends and her Scottish cousin rent a dilapidated Highlands castle and renovate it as the backdrop for dramatic reenactments. Unfortunately, the castle's rightful owner, laird Bruce MacNiall, who looks like a hero in Toni's stories, is shocked to find them there. But he doesn't boot the Americans out; he just wants them to stay out of the woods, where it becomes apparent that a serial killer has been disposing of the bodies of young women. Toni, who has always feared her paranormal talents, is then contacted by a ghost who looks just like the current laird and who seems intent on making her solve a centuries-old mystery. As the current mystery entwines with the mystery from the past, historical interludes add depth to Graham's enticingly suspenseful contemporary tale as Toni and Bruce become irresistibly attracted to each other. --Diana Tixier Herald Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "As a child, Toni Fraser has chillingly accurate dreams of murders about to be committed, a psychic gift she suppresses. Years later, Toni and five friends follow a real-life dream: they procure a ruined Scottish castle and turn it into a tourist attraction, highlighted by a faux historical show Toni scripts about a murderously passionate Cromwellian-period laird, Bruce MacNiall. Of course, the laird is fictional, as is Toni's terrifying tale of his wife's strangling. Or so it seems until an angry kilted hunk thunders onstage one night atop a black stallion, claiming to be the castle's absentee owner, Bruce MacNiall. Ghost? Not likely. But when several missing girls are found strangled to death in the surrounding forest, it certainly appears that some murderous spirit is very much alive. The author's seamless incorporation of just a few supernatural elements into an otherwise solidly real situation makes the nightmarish threat believable. But more than anything, Graham's (Haunted, etc.) deft characterization of Toni and her friends (who are as funny and familiar as the cast of "Friends"), and especially the laird, mysterious but never one-dimensionally goth, keeps interest in the book's romance, as well as its suspense, high. Agent, Aaron M. Priest. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghost stories.
Large type books.
Publisher Waterville, ME :Thorndike Press,2004
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.
Description 563 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN 0786270861
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