The Uninvited by Cat Winters

The Uninvited: A Novel - Cat Winters

Ivy's ability to see ghost has always been a curse. She knows if she sees a ghost, a death is coming. Unfortunately, it's 1918 and the flu pandemic is in full swing. Ivy falls victim to the flu and barely has the strength to leave her house when she learns her father and brother murdered a local German man. 


Once Ivy finds lodging with a young widow, May, she starts taking charge of her life. When she lived at home, she was expected to be the dutiful daughter her violent father wanted her to be. Now free, she can put her nurses training to use. During 1918, that is a 24 hour job. She spends few hours a day she gets to herself trying to make amends for the murder her father and brother committed. Added on to everything she'd dealing with, the ghost, her Uninvited, are coming more and more frequently.


I have to admit I was a little disappointed with this title. I read In the Shadow of Blackbirds and absolutely loved it. I was expecting nothing less from The Uninvited. The balance didn't work for me. There isn't really a whole lot of paranormal happening in the title. I don't think it has enough to be considered  a true paranormal title. Yet, it is there, so you can't call it just historical fiction. The pacing was a little to stop and go for my taste and the ending was predictable around the half way mark. Even with the issues I had with The Uninvited, I'm glad I read it. If nothing else, I truly enjoyed the characters.


**Thank you William Morrow and Edelweiss for providing this in exchange for an honest review**