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I focus primarily on Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's books, but my tastes are eclectic, so I change things up frequently!

Ghost Flower

Ghost Flower - Michele Jaffe Ghost Flower is yet another Michele Jaffe novel packed with secrets, lies, and drama. I've read most of Jaffe's books, from various genres and subgenres, and I'm always impressed by her storytelling abilities, but it's the thrillers, like Rosebush and Ghost Flower, that I find most impressive. Usually, I find mysteries all too predictable, but that's never the case with Jaffe's novels. Even if I think I've got the twist figured out, I'm never completely sure. And half the time I'm only partially correct and Jaffe has something else up her sleeve.I appreciate the fact that the main focus of Ghost Flower is the mystery, not the romance or any other less important plot lines. Those other aspects are there - and they're very well done - but the story line doesn't meander pointlessly. I can't say I've read very many YA mysteries that keep focus as well as Jaffe's novels.Ghost Flower had an almost cinematic quality. I could easily see it being made into a film. In fact, since it's a relatively quick read, I actually felt like I'd just spent the last few hours watching a movie. The characters were clearly formed in my head and I found myself rewinding and rewatching my mental images to search for clues as the mystery slowly unraveled.Fans of psychological thrillers will quickly become fans of Ghost Flower, but I urge everyone with a few extra hours to pick up one of Jaffe's novels.