Chloe Saunders thinks she’s the typical 15-year-old girl, who attends a performing arts school and has a passion for movies. Though, she’s developing a little slower than her friends and is convinced she looks all of 12 to strangers who still hand her the children’s menu.
Even though she doesn’t have the best relationship with her Dad, who she assumes isn’t sure what to do with her since her Mom died when she was young, but she has a Mother-figure in her Aunt Lauren who seems to make up for what her Dad is lacking.
But, this all changes one day when Chloe begins to see ghosts everywhere she turns. After having a panic attack at her school when a particular ghost comes on too strong, which results in Chloe being sent to the Hospital, Chloe’s Dad and Aunt are forced to send her to a home for trouble teens.
The Doctor at Lyle House diagnoses Chloe as schizophrenia, which they believe explains her hallucinations and that they caught it early enough to prevent it from being dangerous to her. But, Chloe begins to suspect that Lyle House isn’t what it presents its self to be.
After her room mate is taken away, and visits her in ghost form, Chloe begins to question just what’s happening at Lyle House and if it’s a coincident that a majority of the patients seem to have Supernatural powers. But, before she can question this further, she decides to attempt to help a fellow patient and supernatural, Simon and Derek, find their dad who has gone missing.
Their escape mission goes downhill, and results in Chloe reaching out for help to only be trapped by the one she trusted the most.
As a fan of Kelley Armstrong, I was curious when I picked this book up. I knew it was about ghosts, but I wasn’t sure how it would be approached. The similarities that it has with her other series that I love are the things that set them apart, and make them both great.
It’s a quick read for those who love first person perspective in their novels, and speaks to an older generation even though the books aimed at pre teens and teenagers.