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The strangers on Montagu Street

by White, Karen

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Summary
Charleston psychic Melanie Middleton discovers the past isn't finished revealing unsettling secrets in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series.

With her relationship with writer Jack Treholm as shaky as the foundation of her family home, Melanie's juggling a number of problems. Like restoring her Tradd Street house...and resisting her mother's pressure to 'go public' with her talent--a sixth sense that unites them to the lost souls of the dead. But Melanie never anticipated her new problem.

Her name is Nola, Jack's estranged young daughter who appears on their doorstep, damaged, lonely and defiantly immune to her father's attempts to reconnect. Melanie understands the emotional chasm all too well. As a special, bonding gift Jack's mother buys Nola an antique dollhouse--a precious tableaux of a perfect Victorian family. Melanie hopes the gift will help thaw Nola's reserve and draw her into the family she's never known.

At first, Nola is charmed, and Melanie is delighted--until night falls, and the most unnerving shadows are cast within its miniature rooms. By the time Melanie senses a malevolent presence she fears it may already be too late. A new family has accepted her unwitting invitation to move in--with their own secrets, their own personal demons, and a past that's drawing Nola into their own inescapable darkness...
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest in White's Charleston, South Carolina-set Tradd Street series continues its trademark otherworldly creepiness and intricate human entanglements while also featuring the longing ghosts that hover around Melanie Middleton. When Jack Trenholm, the object of Melanie's conflicted affections, shows up on her doorstep with his alienated teenage daughter and asks whether she can keep the girl for awhile, Melanie warily agrees. Nola is defensive, a touch spoiled, and crying for attention in typical rebellious fashion. Her mother has just died, after all, but her ghost is hanging around. Things take a disturbing turn when Jack's mother buys an antique dollhouse for Nola in an attempt to reach the emotionally closed-off teen. The dollhouse harbors malevolent entities, and they make their presence known. A realistic balance among Melanie and Jack's back-and-forth relationship, Nola's angsty expressions, and the sinister overall tone is achieved with careful flair. Followers of the series will be eerily charmed, and those who enjoy their southern women's fiction with a paranormal twist should gravitate toward this title, as well.--Trevelyan, Julie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "White's third Tradd Street paranormal (after 2009's The Girl on Legare Street) delivers powerful emotions, weird old Charleston architecture, and a hint of mystery as psychic realtor Melanie Middleton and her boyfriend, bestselling author Jack Trenholm, navigate their treacherous relationship. Nola, Jack's 13-year-old daughter, adds an extra challenge by arriving on his doorstep from California after her drug-addicted songwriter mother's suicide, with her mother's guitar in hand and her mother's comforting but restless spirit in tow. When sullen Nola becomes haunted by evil spirits living in a beautiful antique dollhouse that Jack's mother gives her, tracking down the story of the house on which the miniature home is modeled becomes a priority. Charming and complex living characters, combined with unsettled ghosts that balance uncanny creepiness with very human motivations, keep this story warm, real, and exciting. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Charleston Mystery series
#1 - The House on Tradd Street
#2 - The Girl on Legare Street
#3 - The Strangers on Montagu Street
#4 - Return to Tradd Street
#5 - The Guests on South Battery
Subjects Women real estate agents -- Fiction.
Women psychics -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher New York :New American Library,2011
Language English
Description 338 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780451235268 (pbk.)
0451235266 (pbk.)
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