“Never say good-bye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” J. M. Barrie Pan
The main character & the narrator of the story has become obsessed with her sisters’ disappearance and death. Her sister disappeared when she was 12 years of age, and Grace’s life ambition is to solve the mystery behind the disappearance. Much of the evidence leads Grace to Carl Louis Feldman who worked as a documentary photographer. Grace becomes inspired and completes her own investigation by becoming and training as a vigilante. The first goal that she had to accomplish was to develop a relationship with Carl who is living in an assistive care due to having dementia. The journey to solving the mystery begins when Grace drives Carl to different destinations across Texas. Each destination brings not only more clues but also obstacles that Grace has to overcome before finding out the truth of what happened to her sister. If you love mysteries with twists, this book is for you!
The author of Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin, is a native Texan who grew up in a small town of Decatur. When she writes, she has to include hope and humor into the theme of the story. “I want deeper ideas roaming my plots—cutting-edge forensic science, the death penalty, date rape, and dementia, to name a few. I like to play mind games.”
“What is your story?”