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The Ghosts of Thorwald Place

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place

By Helen Power
Categories: Fiction, Supernatural, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, Amateur Sleuth
Imprint: CamCat Books
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744300932, October 2021
Paperback : 9780744300901, 416 pages, October 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744300925, 392 pages, October 2021
Hardcover : 9780744301434, 416 pages, October 2021
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744300918, 592 pages, October 2021

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Rachel Drake is murdered in the elevator of her apartment building, but that’s only the beginning of her story. Spirit tethered to her death spot and the apartments nearby, she observes her neighbors’ lives, uncovering their secrets and lies—while trying to figure out who killed her and why.


A Mystery Scene Magazine 2021 Editor's Pick

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.


“A creative, compulsively readable mystery . . . I couldn’t put it down. ” —Jo Kaplan, author of It Will Just Be Us

“[An] enticing debut . . . Distinctive characters complement the original plot. ” Publishers Weekly

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is an entertaining read and I thoroughly enjoyed it . . . It’s the kind of ghost story you can curl up with and enjoy with a good cup of tea. ” —5 Minutes for Books

“This isn’t your typical ghost story . . . I can’t wait to read more from this author. ” —Savings in Seconds Blog

“By turns dark, funny, suspenseful, and shocking, Power's assured debut nimbly probes the shadows that shroud human hearts . . . The pace motors, the story twists, and Kae's terror, frustration, and rage are positively palpable.” Mystery Scene Magazine, a 2021 Editor's Pick

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is packed with flavor and ghostly suspense, making it high on my list of spooky reads for October.” —Novels Alive

“. . . The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is a novel not to be missed. It should be on every thriller/paranormal fan’s list. Five outstanding stars . . .” —CyReadsBooks

The Ghosts Of Thorwald Place combines a murder investigation and a ghost story into a fascinating tale that examines clues in the physical and astral planes . . . I heartily recommend this book to fans of well-written murder mysteries, ghost stories, and Hitchcock movies.” —Reading Life To Reinvent Blog