Monday, October 25, 2021

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

I love finding new mysteries--and I have a wonderful one to share with our readers today! Check out The Ghosts of Thorwald Place, read my thoughts on the book and an excerpt from the novel, learn about author Helen Power--and be sure to enter for a chance to wina prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

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The Ghosts of Thorwald Place

by Helen Power

October 1-31, 2021 Virtual Book Tour

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About the Book

Genre: Thriller/Supernatural
Published by: CamCat Books
Publication Date: October 5th 2021
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 0744301432 (ISBN13: 9780744301434)
Trust No One. Especially your neighbors.

Rachel Drake is on the run from the man who killed her husband. She never leaves her safe haven in an anonymous doorman building, until one night a phone call sends her running. On her way to the garage, she is murdered in the elevator. But her story doesn't end there.

She finds herself in the afterlife, tethered to her death spot, her reach tied to the adjacent apartments. As she rides the elevator up and down, the lives of the residents intertwine. Every one of them has a dark secret. An aging trophy wife whose husband strays. A surgeon guarding a locked room. A TV medium who may be a fraud. An ordinary man with a mysterious hobby.

Compelled to spend eternity observing her neighbors, she realizes that any one of them could be her killer.

And then, her best friend shows up to investigate her murder.

Praise for The Ghosts of Thorwald Place:

“[An] enticing debut . . . Distinctive characters complement the original plot. Power is off to a promising start.” —Publishers Weekly

“A creative, compulsively readable mystery—haunted by strange entities and told from the unique perspective of a ghost. I couldn’t put it down.” —Jo Kaplan, author of It Will Just Be Us


My Review

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place offers a unique paranormal mystery for readers. While mysteries are my favorite genre of all time--I also enjoy a good life story. The author does a fantastic job giving this novel a unique spin as her ghostly main character explores some of her neighbors' lives and stories (and secrets) as she seeks clues and insights into her own murder. Reading the novel from the perspective of a ghost attached to a defined area surrounding the location of her death gives this story a unique spin. As Rachel the ghost learns about some of the neighbors in her building, she uncovers and connects many life stories along the way. 


Every Character Brings Something to the Story. Readers will find some very well-developed characters and side stories in this novel! It is impossible not to become quite attached to Rachel and her neighbors! There will be characters to love and hate and characters to bring out a range of emotions. While there are many characters and stories to follow--the author does a beautiful job creating and using every single character as she pieces together the story.  


Expect the Unexpected--and A Late Night of Reading! I was immediately drawn into this book in the first few pages. The novel builds, chapter by chapter, story by story--with twists and turns and secrets along the way to keep readers engaged and page-turning. I loved the characters and the author's storytelling style! I found myself reading the novel in one evening!


 Would I Recommend The Ghosts of Thorwald Place by Helen Power? I read a lot of mysteries--and can definitely say that this one is one of the best that I have read in a long time. If you enjoy paranormal mysteries that combine the supernatural with real-life stories--this book should be on your reading list. The author flawlessly builds a puzzle from many pieces, and they all fall orderly in place. I loved this book and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.


Meet the Author

Helen Power is obsessed with ghosts. She spends her free time watching paranormal investigation TV shows, hanging out in cemeteries, and telling anyone who’ll listen about her paranormal experiences. She is a librarian living in Saskatoon, Canada, and has several short story publications, including ones in Suspense Magazine and Dark Helix Press’s Canada 150 anthology, “Futuristic Canada”. The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is her first novel.


Catch Up with the Author
BookBub - @helen_power
Instagram - @powerlibrarian
Twitter - @helenpowerbooks
Facebook - @helenpowerauthor


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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Helen Power & CamCat Books. There will be Five (6) winners for this tour. Each of the winners will each receive 1 print ARC edition of The Ghosts of Thorwald Place by Helen Power (US, Canada, and UK shipping addresses Only). The giveaway begins on October 1 and ends on November 2, 2021. Void where prohibited.

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  1. Thanks for the fantastic review! I read this book last week and absolutely loved it! I think it might just be my favorite book of the year! :-)

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review!