Monday, October 15, 2012

(135)Hanging By A Thread by Sophie Littlefield

Hanging By A Thread

Publication Date: September 11, 2012
Pages: 288

In most situations I am the Queen Chicken of our family. I hide my eyes during scary movies and until this year I refused to step foot in a haunted house.  Having said that, I really enjoy spooky books with a hint of paranormal activity.  With Halloween fast approaching, Hanging By A Thread is the perfect kind of book to read.

Clare is finally moving back to her hometown after being away for years.  And she is "home" just in time for the big Fourth of July celebration the town has every year.  But this year is different and the town is on edge, because for the last two years a young person was murdered during the big celebration.   Well, what nobody knows is that Clare has a special skill, when she wears other peoples clothes not only can she can see what they saw when wearing the piece of clothing, but also feel what they were feeling.  Clare realizes that she stumbled across something when she finds a denim jacket at a rummage sale.  Will the jacket help her figure out who is killing young people before it is too late?

Hanging By A Thread has everything a good suspense novel should have.  A strong female character, not one but two handsome boys, a mystery, and some supernatural powers.  The story moves along nicely and keeps you guessing as to who is the killer.  I also really enjoyed the relationship between Clare and her mother and grandmother.  It didn't seem like the way most Young Adult novelists portray the mother/child relationship.

Bottom line, if you are looking for a mild mannered "spooky" book to read during the Halloween season, I urge you to give Sophie Littlefield a shot.  This was the first book of hers that I have read, but I am looking forward to looking up more of her works, I am especially to see what she does with novels for adults.


Sara Bell said...

I am reading What Alice Forgot for my PhoBookClub read, but afterwards I want to go back to only spooky books for October. This sounds like the perfect one to run out and find!

rowenahailey said...

I still have Sophie Littlefield on my auto-buy list, but I'll be hoping for more stories like the awesome Aftertime series and less of the sleepy mysteries like HANGING BY A THREAD in the future.

rowena of Moses Lake SEO

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