Marshall is the Sparrow Hill ghost, the girl in the green
silk gown, a hitchhiking ghost who travels the roads of America.
So many people have heard of Rose that she's practically a
celebrity among ghosts, a status that has caused her more
than a little trouble, mostly because one of her roles is
to show spirits the way into the next life. As a result, some
tales claim Rose actually causes the deaths, and no one likes
a killer ghost. If that was the only problem Rose ever had
to contend with, things would be pretty good. Unfortunately
the man who killed her so many years ago, an immortal named,
Bobby Cross has plans for Rose, and those plans turn her whole
afterlife upside down. He gives her something many ghosts
long for, but all Rose can do is focus on how to get back
to the roads she knows and loves. I've been hooked on the
stories of the Sparrow Hill Ghost since I first cracked the
book on one, so I was delighted to read this novel. Rose is
definitely not your ordinary ghost, especially with her deep
loyalty to her friends and her moral compass, and The Girl
in the Green Silk Gown lets us deepen Rose's story and the
lore surrounding ghosts in this world. We read about hitchhikers,
homecomers, homesteads, white ladies, and the very creepy
ever-lasters. There's even a glossary at the back of the book
to help you sort out all the types of ghosts. The story itself
provides a nice mix of action, humor and touching moments.
Rose even comes to save an old enemy in a very special way.
From cover to cover, I loved every moment of the journey with
this one. I'd expect nothing else from Seanan McGuire.