Delia’s Shadow finds our titular heroine returning home to San Fransisco from New York after a long absence. Delia can see ghosts and found life in the post-earthquake city to be impossible. But now one determined ghost has made it clear that it is time to return. Delia doesn’t know why–she doesn’t even know who the ghost is, but it turns out that a killer has returned to the City by the Bay after 30-years away, and only Delia can help the police find the killer.
A fun historical paranormal police thriller. I figured out the ghost’s identity well before Delia and her friends did, but that didn’t harm my enjoyment in any way. I’d ordered this book for the library at work as a stepping stone from YA to “adult” fiction, and I do think it would appeal to teen audiences, especially those who enjoy books like Anna Dressed in Blood. The sequel is coming out later this year, and I look forward to see what the fates have in store for Delia and her companions.
Review by Jennifer Stewart, Library Assistant, Corsicana Campus