Kate Cypher has returned home to Vermont, after a telephone call from friends who are worried about her mother's failing health. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered, a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her misfit friend Del, shunned and derided by her classmates as 'the potato ...Read MoreKate Cypher has returned home to Vermont, after a telephone call from friends who are worried about her mother's failing health. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered, a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her misfit friend Del, shunned and derided by her classmates as 'the potato girl', was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, and Del achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as the new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying and unexpected ways. But nothing is quite what it seems - and the grim spectres of her childhood are far from forgotten...Read Less
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I had high hopes for this but it sort of fell flat somehow. I enjoyed it while I was reading it. There are things about it that I really liked, but overall it was just ok for me.
Feb 25, 2009
gripping and will leave you wanting more
When i read this book, it completley sucked me in. The mix of story telling and the characters leaves you wanting to know more. I read it in one night and was amazed by it. If your looking for a good read, then look no further.
Jun 19, 2007
chilling ghost story
This is a gripping and seamless novel. While the identity of the killer is fairly easy to spot, the connections between the characters and their various secrets is fascinating. The supernatural element is also completely chilling. I was looking over my shoulder for the Potato Girl for many nights after finishing the novel.
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