The Curious Life of Ada Baker – Karen Hamilton-Viall – 06.10.22

I won this book on a twitter competition and I remember entering because I thought it sounded just like the kind of book I enjoy. There was no obligation with the prize to write a review. (This is how I began my review which I posted on Amazon – I know from experience how valuable Amazon reviews are! The rest of the review is just copied and pasted below.)

The main character, Ada, has always had the ability to see dead people (not in a scary way – more like the relationship between Lydia Crow and her nerdy ghost flatmate in Sarah Painter’s Crow Investigations book series, or the ghosts in the TV comedy show Ghosts!). There are elements of history as there are ghosts from different time periods, as well as nods to Ben Aaronovitch’s brilliant Rivers of London series and C.K. McDonnell’s (also brilliant) Stranger Times books.

I read the book in a couple of days, and I liked it a lot. I hope this is the first in a series and I will look out for more books by this author.

Published by sarahrwray

I'm an erstwhile writer and forever reader and book reviewer.

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