The Girl Who Saved Ghosts
After a summer spent in a haunted castle-a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery-Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.
Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she's only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by traveling into the past.
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she's willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is The Haunting of Sunshine Girl meets Outlander. It's a fast-paced YA time-travel murder mystery novel that combines paranormal and gothic elements to create a story full of ancestral legacies, powerful spells, unexpected connections, and inherited destinies.
2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in YA Mystery/Horror
Related subjects include horror and ghosts, family saga, Connecticut, New England, paranormal mystery, series, young adult, romance, and historical fiction.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 413g
- 17 Oct 2017
- Beckett Publishing Group
"A gripping, magical adventure that propels you back in time to a world you won't forget." Stephanie Robinson, author of The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
"Tansley gives the reader a lot to think about in this decidedly different and very readable fantasy novel...The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is most highly recommended." Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review by Jack Magnus
"Tansley's second installment maintains the intrigue and complexity of the first as it further develops the ancient ties among the four families." Kirkus Reviews
"The Girl Who Saved Ghosts provides quite a different set of dilemmas and moral conundrums surrounding a girl's association with spirits and the price she pays for it, making for a sweeping blend of action and thought-provoking insights that crosses genres between a mystery, a supernatural thriller, and a timeslip saga." Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
"With a determined, spectacle-wearing heroine, a steadfast yet broody bodyguard, and a handful of nagging ghosts, K.C. Tansley lures the reader into a memorable supernatural tale of lies, murder, and flirt-worthy romance." K.R. Conway, author of the Undertow series
"Packed with action, suspense, and plenty of ghostly chills, The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is an entertaining read that will appeal to young adults and adults who enjoy a fast-paced supernatural tale." Foreword Clarion Reviews
"Kat is the young heroine who sets the bar for other young adult heroines and THE GIRL WHO SAVED GHOSTS has everything to keep readers on the edge of their seats as each scene unfolds into a collage of supernatural intrigue!" Tome Tender