Sixteen year old Sam Reading can’t believe that she’s the only one in her family that hears the creaking noises every night and feels a presence around her family’s summer house. It scares her senseless because she continually feels someone approaching her bed, but she never sees anyone standing there. It’s on the evening of summer solstice that she gets the surprise of her life. Standing beside her bed is a man in his forties that goes by the name of Harrison Benning. As they get to know each other, Sam finds out that he used to live in this house years ago and he died a tragic death on the very night of summer solstice. Every year, on this one night, is the only time that Harrison becomes corporeal again so they decide to make the most of it by spending their time together.
I thought this was a good story overall, but I felt that it was definitely too short for my taste. To me the character development and the storyline were just too rushed throughout. If this story would have been longer, I feel it would have given Sam and Harrison much more time for the readers to get to know them better and it wouldn’t have felt so rushed to me. Having said that, I still thought the story was enjoyable and helped me to pass the time a bit.
Determined to find the source of the nightly creaking she alone can hear, Sam Reading discovers Harrison Benning, a ghost who becomes corporeal for one night of the year; the summer solstice. Their warm friendship soon becomes powerful love that lasts through decades, tragedies, and even beyond death.