Tuesday, June 25, 2013

THE UNQUIET by Jeannine Garsee

Rinn has been diagnosis with bi-polar disorder.  This diagnosis followed a pattern of destructive behavior involving legal troubles, dangerous sexual encounters, and bad relationships as well as a suicide attempt.  When Rinn's behavior led to the accidental death of her grandmother, it ultimately destroyed the loving relationship she had with her step-father, and resulted in Rinn and her mother relocating from California to Cleveland, Ohio.

After a brief hospitalization and now on the proper medication, Rinn hopes to make the best of her new situation.  If she can fit in at her mother's small town alma mater and prove that she can make new friends, maybe there's a chance that her step-father will recognize that Rinn is serious about making amends and she and her mother can return to life in on the West Coast.  Rinn is excited when she meets Nate, their landlord's attractive young son, and with the exception of a girl named Lacy, everyone seems to welcome her to town.  All signs indicate that Rinn's life is beginning to head in the right direction.

It doesn't take long for small town ghost stories to surface.  It seems that Rinn's new bedroom was where the previous owner took her own life.  This suicide was connected to the drowning death of a teenager in the now closed high school swimming pool.  Rinn is reminded of these tragic deaths every day as she travels through a mysterious tunnel connecting the school's auditorium and gymnasium.  The off-limits swimming pool is a temptation most of the students can't seem to resist, and when more mysterious "accidents" occur, Rinn is determined to figure out what is going on.

THE UNQUIET by Jeannine Garsee is a riveting ghost story perfect for summer beach reading.  A very active ghost combined with endless plot twists and turns make it difficult to put this one down. 

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