Harper Voyager, Jun 24 2014, $25.99
In San Francisco Serafina “Finn” Sullivan was seventeen when she and her eighteen years old sister Lily Rose argued one evening. The words they exchanged in heat proved to be their final discussion; as that night Lily Rose committed suicide. The siblings’ father sees the haunting memory of his late daughter everywhere so he moves the family to Upstate New York.
In Fair Hollow,a grieving Finn meets Jack Fata. They are attracted to each other, but his affluent family objects; especially irate is Reiko Fata. As they begin a romance, Finn and Jack try to help her friends. However, Finn has new concerns when an omen proclaims she will unite with her sister on Halloween.
The first Night and Nothing Novel is an enjoyable atmospheric romantic ghost story while containing a strong fascinating cast. The delightful storyline is filled with twists and sudden 180 degree spins as nothing appears as it first seems. Although the finish disruptively whirls from much of what previously occurred, subgenre fans will appreciate Finn’s fight for love and friendship against a mysterious malevolence.