The Haunting of the Sandpiper Inn

Psychic Martha Ellis McKay is different than what you would imagine a psychic to be. She knows she has a special gift, but is the first to remain skeptical when she discovers new found evidence that a residence or place of business might be haunted. She knows that a large majority of her findings can have sensible explanations such as common settling noises in the house or business she’s investigating. But one in particular seems to draw her attention and once she is asked to investigate it, she figures it would be wonderful to write about it in her new haunting book, Haunted Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

Ms. Amoroso contacts Ellis and asks for her to visit her lovely turn-of-the-century bed-and-breakfast. She explains that The Sandpiper Inn has had a series of reported occurrences of being haunted and she would love for Ellis to see for herself. After discussing the fees, Ellis accepts the offer to investigate it and explains that she is going to write about it in a chapter in her upcoming book.

But when Ellis arrives at The Sandpiper Inn she has to deal with more than just debunking if it’s really haunted or not. She meets up with a TV crew from Ghost Hunters of Scenic Thatcher’s Island (GHOST) and faces having to prove herself to this team of investigators. Along the way though, Ellis discovers much more than she could ever imagine she would find at The Sandpiper Inn.

I loved this story by Ms. Black. I am a huge fan of her writing and I thoroughly enjoy her haunting storylines and characters. She developed a fun storyline that immediately pulled me in from the very first page and entertained me until the very last sentence. I felt as if I was walking along with Ellis and the GHOST team trying to debunk the hauntings that The Sandpiper Inn seemed to be experiencing. This is a great story that doesn’t just have to be read at Halloween. If you love ghost stories and love to read about haunted places, this is definitely one you must add to your library. Ms. Black did a wonderful job with this story and I can’t wait to read her next one. You’re definitely going to enjoy this story. Don’t pass this one up!

Book Blurb for The Haunting of the Sandpiper Inn

While psychic Martha Ellis McKay may have the Gift, a skeptic’s heart beats in her breast. She has seen her share of fakes, and she does not take kindly to them. Even worse is when she is accused of being one. So imagine her chagrin when she expects to spend a quiet weekend at the Sandpiper Inn working on a book about haunted houses only to meet a ghost hunting team with its own skeptic, who greets Ellis with a jaundiced eye.

She has met her match in both getting to the bottom of the haunting of the Sandpiper Inn and proving to skeptic John “Beck” Becker that she is the real deal. The problem is that Beck and Ellis have more serious worries. The Sandpiper Inn holds a dark secret that threatens to destroy them both. What awaits them as they delve into the history of the Sandpiper Inn? And will their investigations bring them closer together or drive them further apart?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2009 5.00