Tara is a typical fifteen-year-old, who hates school, where she is mercilessly bullied for something she didn't even do. When the summer holidays rolls around, she looks forward to six weeks of sleeping in and having fun with her best friend. Dad has other ideas, though and determined to teach Tara some responsibility, he has secured her an unpaid, summer job with a "Make A Wish" style charity for terminally ill people.
Tara is none too pleased with this turn of events and makes sure her Dad is left in little doubt of her annoyance. With little choice, but to follow through, the fun starts.
You see, Tara has a gift, inherited from her murdered Mother. If Tara touches something owned by a dead person, she gets to see the last few moments of that person's life, horrific that that might be.
Tara secretly helps the local police inspector, solve crimes, with her special gift, but what does Tara discover when she begins working for the Charity?
This book is well written, with the characters, especially Tara, well developed. I found myself, as a parent, shaking my head, along with Tara's Dad at her rebellious nature and attitude at times. Always the sign of a good writer. The story was perhaps a little simplistic and predictable, at times, but nonetheless, for a Y/A audience, I'm sure it would be a damn, good, read.
I enjoyed the read and I can't say fairer than that. A good, well-told story and a solid four-star review, from me.