Book Review: Some Can See

Title: Some Can See (Northern Michigan Asylum #1)

Author: J.R. Erickson

Narrator: Allyson Voller

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Some-Can-See-Audiobook/B07VDTZCBC

 

Summary

The dead have stories to tell. Are you listening?

On a sunny August morning, in 1935, 13-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and stained, she walks with a strange lurch, and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something, and Sophia follows.

In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost.

Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane

Twenty years after Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body, she finds herself trapped in the sprawling, and eerily beautiful, Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities.

Sometimes the dead don’t rest

In 1965, Hattie, much like her mother, 30 years before, is led by a ghost. A newspaper hidden in an attic reveals a secret that has shaped the lives of Hattie and her siblings. Hattie with her sister, Jude, embark on a crusade to remedy the wrongs of the past and discover the tale of deception that stole their mother a decade before.

Hattie and Jude are in a race against time to discover a murderer and save their mother from a horrific fate.

Get lost in a uniquely chilling story that spans the life of a family and the ghosts who haunt them.

 

 

My Review

4/5 Stars

Sophia can see things. Dead people mostly. When she’s accused of the murder of her friend, she’s locked in an asylum. Fast forward to modern day, Sophia’s daughters are left to uncover the truth about their mother’s death. What they learn sends them down a rabbit hole of mystery and danger.

I admit, it took me a few chapters to get into the story, but once I did, I was glad I really gave it a chance. Past and present are given to us in a steady way that slowly feeds us the story and mounts the tension. There were plenty of twists, just the kind a brilliant psychological novel needs to keep you on the edge of your seat. The visuals in the story were a particular favorite of mine.

The narration was okay. Allyson had a light voice. Easy to listen to and added to the tension of the story in a way.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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