And a Silver Falchion Award nominee for Best Mystery

“Murphy keeps the tension high by skillfully alternating chapters told from the points of view of Val, Terry, and Bridget. Their overlapping stories raise tantalizing questions: how are their lives connected, and might there be an evil spirit lurking on the Franklin Hotel’s 13th floor? Readers will eagerly turn the pages to find out.” – Publishers Weekly

“A disturbing but neatly plotted mystery that would be a welcome addition to any public library collection.” – Library Journal

“This book is why the word page-turner was created. You’ll get nothing done until you’ve reached the end of this excellent book!” – Lisa Regan, USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author of the Detective Josie Quinn Series

“This is an enjoyable locked-room whodunit with a supernatural twist.” – AudioFile Magazine

“An original and deftly crafted novel that will have a special appeal to readers with an interest in historical and supernatural mysteries starring an intrepid, amateur, and determined female sleuth.” – Midwest Book Reviews

“The twists were phenomenal” – @read_betweenthecovers

“…you can’t help but feel goosebumps run up your arms.” – @JerseyGirlBookReviews

“This is one ride you won’t want to miss.” Lisa Wetzel, Partners in Crime Tours

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