This new book in the series involves a haunted dollhouse, an elderly music teacher with family secrets, and the spirit of a young woman who stays around to protect her daughter and Melanie from an evil presence that will do whatever it takes to save the family name--even years after he has died. But not passed on--oh no, he's still around.
You do need to read the first two books in this series, as there are developing relationships and situations that grow with each book. I love Melanie. She's so together, but really a mess; getting close to 40 has her trying to figure out what's missing in her life. And there's Jack Trenholm, a devastatingly hot local author who Melanie is attracted to--but of course it's complicated!
I love this series because it's smart and combines history and the paranormal without being cheesy--and a bit of romance that is not over the top. You'll be riding the roller coaster of emotions Melanie experiences as she tries to figure out just what she feels for Jack. It's well written, and as I've read many of Karen White's novels, I know when I pick it up I'm in for a story that captures my attention and keeps me glued to the pages. This book kept me occupied while waiting in airports over the weekend and made my flights go quickly.
So before you read The Strangers on Montagu Street, read the first two in this ongoing series; you're in for a treat!