And then for the next few days locals are sure they can hear noises, tapping etc from the graveyard - or to be more specific, from the fresh grave...
Kate is a journalist who goes to investigate, and manages to get onto the site for the exhumation, and see the coffin been opened. Rest assured, she gets to the bottom of the mystery, although all the male journalists except one who wants to sleep with her, thinks she's nuts and don't believe her.
There are "seemingly" two seperate story lines in this book, that only merge at the end, although it's not hard to work out where the connection is.
Out of the two, I preferred the storyline in the past, following Harvey Swire's life history.
The story mainly follows a journalist investigating a story where someone is suspected to have been prematurely buried, and a medical student who experiences an out-of-body experience after a road accident.
The scientific/medical aspects interested me, the paranormal stuff didn't.
Although some parts are dated now, as this was originally published in 1991, it's still a good read.
This one was better than Twilight, although Twilight is perfectly ok for summer reading.
This was one of those books I long avoided because the writing and pace hardly grabbed me. What really caught me in the first place was the blurb, w This was one of those books I long avoided because the writing and pace hardly grabbed me. What really caught me in the first place was the blurb, which promised excitement.
I guessed most of the story's conclusion around half-way through, but I believe Mr James didn't want to keep this from the reader by using red-herrings, instead I believe it helps the reader to move with the story.
Kate is a believable character with a high likeability factor and the opposite can be said for Dr Swire, who is literately unlike-able right from the moment he's introduced.