The new guy—Marcus—somehow understood about Olivia’s ghost hand and seemed to take it in stride. Still, the shock of discovering that Passion, the preacher’s daughter, was a cutter, was enough to upset Olivia so that she did not think to ask Marcus how he knew what to do to reel her hand back in. As Olivia walked through the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, the razor blades began to chatter as if they were trying to tell her something.
I can only imagine Olivia’s difficulties with her ghost hand, a condition called Psyche Sans Soma, which is described as a rare birth defect. Olivia has recently lost her father, and her mother seems to be less than nurturing, so she feels quite alone except for her friend Emma. For some reason, she begins to trust Marcus, and when he tells her she is being followed, Olivia believes him, and the two of them sneak out of the cemetery unnoticed by the man following them. Ghost Hand is an interesting story, with some unexpected twists, and showed Olivia’s inner strength and determination to find out why she was being targeted.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ripley Patton (December 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988491001
- ISBN-13: 978-0988491007