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ISBN13: 9780743484800
ISBN10: 0743484800
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Popular television reporter Hallie Moore seems to have it all. She's young, single, attractive, and her signature "best of" segments — Hallie's Comets — seem primed to send her career sky-high. Yet Hallie is haunted by the unsolved rape and murder of her identical twin, Heather. On the first anniversary of the brutal crime, Hallie visits her sister's memorial and — suddenly, inexplicably — experiences her twin's memories of the murder.

Convinced she's been touched by Heather's spirit, Hallie recalls the near telepathic bond the two shared during childhood. Is it possible that bond persists — even from beyond the grave? Compelled to solve her twin's murder, Hallie finds herself drawn to Heather's husband and six-year-old son and, unknowingly, puts herself into the killer's lethal orbit. For in his twisted mind, he believes he's been given a chance to commit the perfect murder...again.

Review:

"Stoker Award — winning horror novelist Passarella (Wither) brings a paranormal twist to this thriller about a television reporter probing the murder of her twin. On the first anniversary of Heather's slaying, her identical twin sister, Hallie Moore, revisits the crime scene and unexpectedly taps into her sister's final memories, seeing the attack through Heather's eyes. Hallie becomes more than haunted by Heather's spirit, recalling their childhood talent for communicating telepathically. Driven to solve the slaying, Hallie pursues several angles, including ghost research and hypnosis, while spiraling ever closer to danger, in the process neglecting her job and distressing Heather's surviving husband and son. A meticulous researcher, Passarella deftly interweaves Hallie's crisis of identity with her investigation. The early revelation of the killer's identity (from his viewpoint) can frustrate, as the reader watches Hallie make obvious mistakes despite all her unearthly assistance. Still, Passarella offers enough tension and fresh twists to make this a strong entry in the evolving field of cross-genre suspense. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Passarella breaks new ground in this eerie new horror thriller about a woman whose psychic connection to her sister reaches beyond the grave.

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The critically acclaimed author of the Wither series delivers an eerie new thriller about a woman's beyond-the-grave psychic connection with her twin sister. Original.

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Joe Lee, May 31, 2006 (view all comments by Joe Lee)
John Passarella is back again weaving a fine paranormal thriller for the reader to unwind. I have read his Wither Trilogy and have been a horror fan for a long time. So I was intrigued when I found out that he was striking out on a new path with ?Kindred Spirit?. As to be expected he is back at top form with his character development and his ability to weave the reader right into the story.
Hallie and Heather have always been close being that they were identical twins. They were so close that they knew what the other was thinking but Heather?s childhood accident changed their relationship and it took one year to the day of the seemingly senseless murder of Heather to reestablish that bond between them. While visiting Heather?s road side memorial, Hallie senses Heather and relives her murder and this experience has changed Hallie. Struggling with her sister?s murder being unsolved she works to make sense of the facts of her case and the weird things that have started to happen around her.
Can Hallie use her abilities as a news reporter at NBN-7 to help her solve her sister?s murder and bring closure to herself and those Heather left behind? The line between Hallie and Heather blurs and Hallie must redefine her identity and recognize what is most important to her.
?Kindred Spirit? is chock full of creepy moments and will have you jumping at the slightest sound as you enjoy the way this thriller plays out.
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Pam, May 22, 2006 (view all comments by Pam)
?Kindred Spirit? is John Passarella?s latest novel, and his first truly solo work; his Wendy Ward series (?Wither?, ?Wither?s Rain?, ?Wither?s Legacy?) started off as a collaboration and his Buffyverse work is, of course, based on the characters created for the TV series. Perhaps one shouldn?t be surprised that this is a slight departure from his norm, given the situation. ?Kindred Spirit? still easily falls into the horror genre, with scenes not written for the faint of heart and the connection to the dark unknown, which lies at the heart of so many of our fears. And John certainly doesn?t pull punches, or take the easy way out of a plot tangle; in fact, the points at which he didn?t take the obvious and safe path are what make the plot fresh and interesting. ?Kindred Spirit? is, at its heart, a mystery, and a tale of a young woman putting the past (and a few restless spirits) to rest while she comes out of her shell of shyness to find her place in the world. Other reviewers will undoubtedly recount the plot scene by scene, so I will be content to say that ?Kindred Spirit? is a good read, well worth the time spent, and will leave you wondering how long you will have to wait for the sequel to continue the story.
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BlakeT, May 22, 2006 (view all comments by BlakeT)
Bram Stoker award winning author John Passarella weaves a tale of twins, Hallie and Heather Moore, in Kindred Spirit. Heather is a successful television reporter, who, a year after Heather's brutal murder, revisits the scene of her murder, and is haunted by visions of the event, from the perspective of Heather! Uneasy about the situation Hallie begins her own investigation. Is her sister calling out to her from beyond the grave? Is her spirit not at rest?

John Passarella, author of the successful Wither trilogy, weaves a tale of suspense that keeps you riveted to the end. Rarely do I encounter a book that I can't put down, but I'm happy to say that this is one of those books. You can't help but feel for the sisters as the story unfolds, they become more than characters in a story; you can feel them breathe as if they were in the room with you.

I couldn't recommend this book more for those fans of well written suspense, and horror. John Passarella delivers on all fronts. His Wither trilogy was a well written series of books, and with Kindred Spirit he has taken the next step. His writing is haunting, and yet comforting as the story unfolds. John Passarella is a talent that you shouldn't miss!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743484800
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Subject:
Murder
Author:
Passarella, John
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.82x4.24x1.08 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Pocket Star Books - English 9780743484800 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stoker Award — winning horror novelist Passarella (Wither) brings a paranormal twist to this thriller about a television reporter probing the murder of her twin. On the first anniversary of Heather's slaying, her identical twin sister, Hallie Moore, revisits the crime scene and unexpectedly taps into her sister's final memories, seeing the attack through Heather's eyes. Hallie becomes more than haunted by Heather's spirit, recalling their childhood talent for communicating telepathically. Driven to solve the slaying, Hallie pursues several angles, including ghost research and hypnosis, while spiraling ever closer to danger, in the process neglecting her job and distressing Heather's surviving husband and son. A meticulous researcher, Passarella deftly interweaves Hallie's crisis of identity with her investigation. The early revelation of the killer's identity (from his viewpoint) can frustrate, as the reader watches Hallie make obvious mistakes despite all her unearthly assistance. Still, Passarella offers enough tension and fresh twists to make this a strong entry in the evolving field of cross-genre suspense. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Passarella breaks new ground in this eerie new horror thriller about a woman whose psychic connection to her sister reaches beyond the grave.
"Synopsis" by , The critically acclaimed author of the Wither series delivers an eerie new thriller about a woman's beyond-the-grave psychic connection with her twin sister. Original.
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