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Reviewed by Carly Lane

Melanie Middleton is a real estate broker who lives in Charleston. She spends her time balancing her work life with a home renovation project and her romance with Jack Trenholm. Her life may seem normal on the outside, but Melanie possesses a special talent: the ability to communicate with ghosts…an ability shared by her mother, the woman who abandoned Melanie when she was just six years old.

Now, Melanie’s mother has come back into her life abruptly and Melanie must face the wounds of her past and the terrible secret that has haunted the family home on Legare Street. Hurt by her mother’s abandonment, Melanie refuses to rekindle the relationship, despite the terrible premonitions her mother has had about Melanie and the secrets kept by the old house.

By discovering a new relationship with her mother, Melanie finds an unexpected source of power within her self and the two women must work together to fight the danger lurking in their home. With the help of her mother and Jack, Melanie begins to piece together the answer to a mysterious murder so she can face the dark spirits that threaten her family.

The Girl On Legare Street is the second in a series which features Melanie Middleton as the heroine. The first book, The House on Tradd Street, may be helpful as an introduction to the character, but the sequel is able to stand on its own two feet. I was impressed by how many layers this book had. Part history, part mystery, part romance, and part family drama…this book captures your attention and refuses to let go until the very last page.

Carly lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their two cats. Her favorite thing to do is to curl up by a window with a library book. When she isn’t reading, she’s usually writing on her blog at http://www.beingcarly.com/.

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