Burial of Ghosts
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I first read this around twenty years ago when it came out but apart from the chapters set in Morocco, nothing about this story rang a bell (well I have got through a fair few books since I read it!
Burial of Ghosts by Ann Cleeves | Goodreads
The Ectoplasm is one of the most controversial types of ghosts because they’ve been seen, they’ve been photographed, and they appear to be very real. While there is speculation that Ectoplasm and Poltergeists have been seen in photographs, nothing has been documented as much as an Orb.Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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After the first murder, the author kind of floated the idea that Lizzie was perhaps more involved than she was leading on and was an unreliable narrator, but I feel that potential was promptly dropped and not picked back up again. Thankfully, even if they don’t like you, they can’t haunt you, possess you, or truly hurt you, which is really comforting.
One, then two murders of young men have Lizzie arrested for the first, then socialising with the second victim just hours before he dies.
Burial of Ghosts by Ann Cleeves | Waterstones
They can’t touch you or cause you physical harm, they don’t appear to be able to move furniture, and they definitely don’t look like anyone we used to know. It never crossed my mind that Ann Cleeves was capable of writing a novel which I would not like/love/recommend.Thus this is as much a psychological thriller type of book rather than a simple crime detection story. Lizzie is tasked with finding his illegitimate son and makes rapid progress while at the same time working through her own illness. There’s no way of knowing whether they’re trying to be menacing on purpose, or if they’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time.