A Ruined Novel
By Paula Morris
Point, Hardcover, 9780545416412, 291pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2013
Welcome back to New Orleans.
Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty.
Where the houses breathe with ghosts.
A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now she has returned to this haunting city. She is looking forward to seeing Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart.
But she also meets a ghost: a troubled boy who insists only she can help him. Soon Rebecca finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery from more than a century ago. But as she tries to right wrongs, she finds more questions than answers: Is she putting her friends, and herself, in danger? Can she trust this new ghost? And has she stumbled into something much bigger and more serious than she understands?
Praise for RUINED:
*"[A] haunting love letter to New Orleans . . . thoroughly embraces the rich history, occult lore and complex issues of race, ethnicity, class and culture." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Fast-paced. . . . [An] atmospheric page-turner." -- Booklist
"Entertaining and unique . . . straddles the line between ghost story and realistic fiction so well." -- VOYA