Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: The Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni

The Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Did his book raise the dead?

Outraged when The Post Gazette overlooks him for a promotion, thirty-nine year old sports writer, Christian Kane quits and moves to the country to write fiction.

Inspiration flows from a grave he stumbles upon in the woods. He compiles The Legend of Rachel Petersen, a fascinating story revolving around the dead twelve year old girl lying beneath the weathered tombstone. His book becomes a Best Seller; then Hollywood makes it in to a blockbuster movie. Kane becomes rich and famous, but only to have Rachel rise from the grave to seek revenge on him for slandering her name!
My Thoughts: Nicely creepy, this was just the sort of book I was looking to read on a gloomy day. To be honest, this is a hard book to review without giving away all the important bits. But I'll give it  try.

I liked the division between what people believed about Rachel and what really happened. I liked that we got to see the mystery unfold through the eyes of two boys who wanted to help. I liked that there was a story within a story within a story here -- Christian's quest to write her story, the picking away at the mystery of what happened, and her story itself. Was it complex? Yes. Was I able to follow along? Yes, again.

Without going into too much detail, I thought the ending worked nicely. Twisted enough to keep me guessing and dark enough to make me grin. Both things I like.

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The Legend of Rachel Petersen was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Creepy eyes on the cover! Seriously give me nightmares kind of eyes!

    That being said I like short bursts of creepy during the fall. It fits perfectly :)

    1. I have my witch hat on---(literally)---she can bring it :)

    2. Niiice. I have a witch hat and a badass red and black wig. I'm not wearing either of them, but I own them.