The Ghost Comes Out

The Ghost Comes Out by The Sisters Spurlock tells of Grayton’s small, mysterious town. Its occupants are evidently separated from the rest of the world and yet are increasingly progressive concerning 1960s attitudes. The children of this small town set up a summer school, and all the children are invited, regardless of race. There is one person in the town however, that takes an issue with this arrangement, and he makes his feelings known.

Taking advantage of children’s remarkable nonchalance around the affairs of racial, religious, and social differences, the Sisters Spurlock spins a moral tale into a suspenseful drama, creating conflict even within the reader’s mind as to who or what might be the cause of the mysterious summer of 1964.

The concept and setting it developed were perfect for the moral messages the authors intended. I was instantly engaged from the first chapter – at first, I was under the impression the story would throw me headfirst into the action; however, I happily discovered it was merely a ploy to entrap me into the writing. Instead, the book was fantastically brought together from carefully chosen words to neatly described scenes and small, seemingly irrelevant yet desperately essential events.

Although very little to criticize, the apparent ‘stage direction’ Esq sentences such as “In Charles’ Office” were a new concept to me when reading and initially disconnected me from engaging empathetically with the book and its characters. However, this minor style choice does not draw down the overall presentation of the book. Therefore It was a delightful read, and I was left desperate for more.

The Ghost Comes Out is a riveting historical mystery filled with thrills and suspense as the characters try to figure out what is happening to their close-knit town. Covering topics of racism, biracial romance, kidnapping and murder, there is enough action to keep readers engaged and hooked from the opening paragraphs to the last page and still wanting more.

Pages: 352 | ASIN : B094YVLPL7

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Posted on August 12, 2022, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a great book to read and explore. I read it twice because it was so…intriquing. I can’t wait until the sequel comes out.


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