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About Secrets of the Greek Revival by Eva Pohler

Ellen and her two best friends share a mid-life crisis by hatching a plan to renovate an 1860’s Greek revival in the nearby historic district of San Antonio. Although Ellen isn’t one to believe in ghosts, she comes face to face with something inexplicable in the attic. Her ghost-enthusiast friends convince her that they must help the spirit find closure, and as they dig deeper into the past, they uncover a shocking history that someone in the neighborhood doesn’t want exposed. But Ellen and her friends don’t give up easily. They realize they’ve been called to give voice to the invisible women who suffered behind the walls of the house for decades.


Audiobook Review of Secrets of the Greek Revival

Ellen, Sue and Tanya are a middle age trio looking for something interesting to do. They start out with a seemingly innocent interest in flipping an old house. But in the house they have their eyes on, there are ghost girls, ghost cats, unexplained noises and nosy neighbors. There is much more to the story than that, but with that beginning, I was hooked.

The history of the house, uncovered by the dauntless trio, adds the haunting aspect to the house. When a third party purchases the house out from underneath Ellen, Sue and Tanya, the girls are pretty sure something is up. And not just a supposedly haunted house.

Narrated by the author, the story is told from the viewpoint of all three ladies.  Each voice is nicely differentiated to help the listener know who is who.  Author narrations are tricky.  The author knows the story better than anyone, but may not have the acting skills required to draw in the listener.  Ms. Pohler has done a great job with her story.  In fact, I did not even realize she was the narrator until I started writing this review!

I did enjoy the middle-aged heroines. I am not going to say the author is of an age with her characters. I do not know her age. But she understands the personal issues the 50-something crowd deals with such as the empty nest and aging parents. When such characters are also the solvers of a haunted house mystery, the combination is hard to resist. This is my first Mystery House book, but it will not be my last.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author through her newsletter giveaway. My review is my honest opinion.



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