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Are there such things as ghosts? Can we talk to the dead? Is it wise to try? These questions haunt Nick. But when the only eyewitness to a murder is a ghost, where do you turn for the truth?
Confronted by a “ghost” and challenged by a psychic who swears she is a channel into the spirit world, Nick learns that dabbling in the occult can leave you chasing spooks in the night.
Nick Caden is no stranger to solving mysteries of a supernatural nature. By looking at the facts and dismissing the myths surrounding ghosts, vampires, zombies, and werewolves, he relies on his favorite cop and detective shows to reveal who the most likely culprit might be. But what he witnesses in Bonaventure Cemetery leaves Nick terrified.
When a “ghost” accuses his neighbor Keisha of murder—and minutes later she goes missing—Nick is forced into an unlikely partnership with Jaz, a teen with a gift for knowing the thoughts of the dead: or so she claims. As the pair work to find Keisha, they must rely on the word of “Sistah Séance,” a Gullah woman on Georgia’s Sea islands, who seems able to “bring up the dead.” As the pair race against time to find the ghost’s real killer, the two teens find themselves entangled in a dark world where every clue leads to new dangers and uncovers the haunting truth that no one wants to believe.
“This time Nick doesn’t have all the answers, but he asks the right questions. And what he learns is worse than any lies a fake fortuneteller might pass off as truth. I highly recommend Medium Well Done.” – Kim Childress, Book Editor, Girls’ Life Magazine
Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles to be safe reading for children. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor and stories that point readers to the best selling book of all time.
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