Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Book Review #470 - The Back Door of Midnight (Dark Secrets #5) by Elizabeth Chandler


Anna O'Neill knows her family is a little crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncle's charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. According to the local town gossip, all the O'Neill women are psychic or psychotic, and with her erratic aunt's 'psychic' abilities, exaggerated by grief, making her more unstable than ever, perhaps even dangerous, Anna is struggling to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normality. Anna desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but it seems even he might know more than he's letting on. But when Anna starts to feel an unexplainable pull to the site of her uncle's murder, she begins to believe that maybe her family's supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing; she must discover who killed her uncle before she ends up in ashes herself...

My Rating: 4/5

Based on the quality of the first four books in this underrated series, I had pretty high expectations for this book. It definitely met them though because this was my favourite book in the series.

I loved the perfect blend of mysteriousness and suspense whilst also having a darker paranormal undertone.

The protagonist not only had to work out the mysterious nature of her uncle's death but also had to uncover the secrets surrounding her identity.

Like with the previous books in this series, I was unable to predict who the murderer was before it was revealed.

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