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PI Harper Blaine sees a strange shift in clientele in Richardson's dizzy urban fantasy debut. After being dead for two minutes as a result of a clobbering by an angry perp, Harper discovers icky side effects complicate her Seattle life in unexpected ways—she sees ghosts and attracts otherworldly business as she pops in and out of a shadowy overlapping world. Harper seeks the assistance of Ben Danziger, self-proclaimed "ghost guy" and linguistics professor, and his wife, Mara, a witty Irish witch. They educate Harper on the Grey, "a place between our world and the next." Harper tries to maintain a normal life, dating a sexy antiques expert while battling wits with Seattle's vampire king, but being a Greywalker means she can only "pass for human." Fast-paced fun, this first novel will captivate fans of Charmed, Buffy and Charlaine Harris (Definitely Dead). (Oct.)
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Grade 4-7 Ghost story fans have a spooky treat in store with Hahn's eerie new novel. Molly, the 12-year-old narrator, and her brother Michael dislike their bratty 5-year-old stepsister Heather and resent the family move to an isolated converted church in the country. The adjourning graveyard frightens Molly, but Heather seems drawn to it. Molly discovers that the ghost of a child (Helen) who died in a fire a century ago wants to lure Heather to her doom. Molly determines to save her stepsister. In so doing, she learns that Heather's strange behavior stems from her feelings of guilt at having accidentally caused her mother's death by playing near a stove and starting a fire. Eventually, Molly wrests Heather from Helen's arms as the ghost attempts to drown them. The girls discover the skeletons of Helen's parents, and their burial finally puts to rest Helen's spirit. This is a powerful, convincing, and frightening tale. The details of everyday life quickly give way to terror. The pace never slackens. Characterization is strong, and descriptive passages set a mood of suspense. There should be a heavy demand from readers who are not "faint at heart." Judy Greenfield, Rye Free Reading Room, N.Y.
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It is (...)interesting. challinging and anthusiastic. Heather Molly's horrible step sister tries to get Dave to devorce Molly's mom when the suspence is so thrilling you have to... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2005 by Kaitlynz670
This had some suspenseful parts, but over all, it wasn't
as scary as I had hoped. The idea behind it was good, but
I feel the the stepfather Dave was a bit too 1... Read more
This book is a very good book and i really recommend it.I like the part when "Helen" comes into Heather's room and messes it up because Heather keeps following Molly to the... Read morePublished on April 30 2004
Do you like ghost stories, adventure and weird things? Then you would like Wait Till Helen Comes written by Mary Downing Hahn. Read morePublished on March 3 2004
When I first read this book it hypnotised me.Here is my review
Molly and Micheal's mother is devorced and there mom married a man named Dave who has a daughter named Heather... Read more
This book was AWESOME.It was dramatic, creepy, and suspenseful.I could feel Molly's anger.Mary makes it easier to picture the setting.Published on Dec 12 2003
I've read this book about 8 times. And it just keeps getting better. I got the book and it's so good and I've read it so much it's came apart. If you haven't read it, Read it!! Read morePublished on July 9 2003