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Maybe dead men tell no tales…but dead girls definitely do.
With the end of the Rosebud music festival fast approaching, Lissa should be concentrating on her final performance piece, not dealing with her ex's hostility, her attraction to someone new, or the ghostly face in the mirror.
But buried secrets are determined to rise to the surface. In order for Lissa to get what she wants, she must help the spirits get what they want: justice.
Note: August's Bones is the final installment of the Blood Flesh Bone trilogy.
Lissa and Logan finally found Karl...it had been the scariest moment of her life. He wouldn’t speak, only followed her and Logan to the boat. “So many,” Karl whispered. “There’s so many of them.” Now, he was in the hospital for malnutrition and dehydration.
One afternoon, Brad tells a scary story. He called it, ‘Cancion de Amor’, about the composer, Serafín Badillo and how he took up from Spain and moved to Switchback to be a teacher. Along with his mistress, he’d left to get away from his ‘crazy mad’, knife wielding wife. She had followed Badillo and his mistress, and when she found them, she pinned them to the wall with knives, ripped out their hearts and threw them into the very lake that was outside Lissa’s window. When Kirsten says that she can prove these claims are false with her grandmothers Ouija Board, Mirealla tries talking Lissa into joining the rest of her friends in a night over in the parlour. As they begin with the Ouija Board, it repeats over several times, “LIES 37, LIES 37.” The planchette gets hot, and flies across the room. Brad places it over the ‘goodbye,’ and it stops. All the music students retreat to their rooms for the night, feeling creeped out. When Kolnikov overhears the girls talking about the night before, he tells them not to mess with the spirits.
As Lissa goes for a walk, she stumbles upon what she thinks is the remains of the Ouija Board. There, she finds Carla Matthews’ diary. The outside corners are singed, as though it had been slightly burned. Deciding not to take it, Lissa puts it back on the ground, only to hear a voice whisper, ”Please.” So, she decides to take it back to read, but to tell no one. She wanted to know what Carla had to say. Soon, while reading the diary, Lissa hears a scratching at her door, when she opens it, she finds a bloody knife sticking out of the door. In a panic, she finally gets Akemi’s phone and calls Natalie, who calls the police. They show up at the school, taking the knife and asking a lot of questions. When Lissa gets back into her room, the diary is gone, again. The mirror speaks to Lissa, telling her to listen outside Mirealla’s room. She overhears Mirealla talking to her mother about the diary, and how she took it back from Lissa. Whats that mean??
When Lissa’s playing her recital piece, the auburn girl shows herself in the glare of the piano. She tells Lissa to check out Mirealla’s room quickly, while she’s playing her piece. Before Mirealla plays, she asks Lissa to hold her room key, as she’d had no where to put it. So Lissa took the key and ran up to Mirealla’s room, but before she can get out, she hear footsteps, coming right towards Mirealla’s room.
In this third and final book in the series, comes a finale that readers might see coming.
I received a complimentary ARC in exchange for my honest review.