It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life.When a chance touch leads her to pick up the insistent spirit of a girl who was brutally murdered, Anna is pulled headlong into a deadly conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of government. Facing the forces behind her new hitcher’s death will challenge the barriers, both good and bad, that Anna has erected over the years and shed light on her power’s origins. And when the covert organization seeking to recruit her crosses the line by kidnapping her friend, it will discover just how far Anna is willing to go to bring it down.
I have been given an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
For me, this book has started off in a really promising way. I’m loving the female protagonist. Anna is, despite the noises in her head, a feisty and ballsy girl who has a hefty dose of street smarts. She has a close friendship with Deo, who is three years her junior. They are both in a state home.
Anna’s most recent hitcher caused her and Deo more problems than they could ever have imagined. Her drive to do the right thing brought her into more danger than she could ever have imagined possible. Anna will do anything to protect Deo and that leads her to make an incredibly dangerous gamble with their future. But she will save him at all costs…
I found this book to be one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Highly recommend!
A five out of five star read.
I’m profoundly grateful to NetGalley for my copy.