Ghost Hand is the long-awaited first novel from award-winning short story writer, Ripley Patton. – Beatties Book Blog
THE COVER BLURB:
Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world.
Olivia can pickpocket the soul.
But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn’t trust.
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.
How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she’s a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.
Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia’s calculus class, stares at her like she’s a freak, Olivia doesn’t like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.
HIGH PRAISE FOR GHOST HAND
Ghost Hand is an exciting and riveting story which kept me turning the pages to find out the next tension-filled moment. I highly recommend it, both to YA readers and older. – Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer, Mallory Anne-Marie Haws.
I’m usually hard pressed to give a book five stars, even ones that I love. But I think this one truly warrants it. From the very start, I was absolutely sucked in. – author of Cobalt City Rookies, Jeremy Zimmerman
It’s hard to do something original in paranormal YA, but this author does just that – a teen with a supernatural birth defect. I really loved the book. – Tricia D. Grissom
Sat down and read the whole thing in one sitting – didn’t want to put it down! – Author Lisa Sommerland
This novel stands alone – a story in itself – but there’s no doubt its readers will be hanging out for the second book in Patton’s PSS Chronicles. Buy a copy of Ghost Hand for your teens – and watch them disappear! – author Lee Murray
THE PSS CHRONICLES
Ghost Hand is a YA paranormal thriller now available in e-book and paperback through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. It is the first book of The PSS Chronicles with the second to be released in 2013.
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