Mary Roach doesn't look spooky at all. In fact, she looks like the life of the party.
BUT — looking closely at the photo on her Author Trading Card, I see what appears to be a bright, white light at the top of Roach's head.
Is it a lens flare? A lighting trick? An overexposure? The sun?
Or... is it proof of the presence of spirits infiltrating this photograph? Are the restless dead lurking about Mary Roach even when she's posing for an innocent publicity photo?
Purchase Spook and examine this Author Trading Card for yourself... if you dare!
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