Sarah, a reluctant psychic, discovers a ghost in a mirror and opens a door to the demonic.
Sarah Greene is a successful realtor who sees ghosts–and sometimes wishes she didn’t. While renovating an old house with her ex-husband, she finds a mirror haunted by a teenager’s tortured spirit.
As she sets out to discover the victim’s identity, Sarah stumbles onto something chilling.
The people who built the house had a demon-worshipping son, Peter. And Sarah comes to believe he murdered the girl. But there’s more. An insidious evil is infesting the town of Dos Santos. Could this dark force be tied to Peter Moody?
For Sarah, digging into someone’s murderous past is bad enough. Awakening a demonic spirit could be deadly.
If you love supernatural horror such as The Shining and Ghost Story, you won’t be able to put down this wildly riveting series.
The 2019 Best Indie Book Award Winner for Paranormal Fiction
Winner of the Horror Category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The 32nd Annual Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner for Horror Fiction
Plot: The Girl in the Mirror is a well-paced paranormal mystery that delivers chills, laughs, and romance all in one go, and gives the reader a heroine to root for.
Prose: Ramirez delivers highly readable prose that is both funny and unnerving when it intends to be. The prose would benefit greatly from keeping the diverse POVs distinct, rather than blending them into one omniscient narrator.
Originality: This paranormal mystery series stands out by tying in the main character's religion (Catholicism) in ways that develop her character’s origins and motives and drive the story forward.
Character Development: The character of Sarah begins as a woman unsure if her choices in life are the right ones, but through her trials she becomes stronger and more confident in herself and her abilities.
Date Submitted: April 01, 2019
“The Girl in the Mirror is the first installment in the Sarah Greene Mysteries series, and while the book plays with the usual mystery genre conventions, it has the added intrigue of supernatural elements. It’s an excellent first entry to this exciting new series, set in the California town of Dos Santos where a shady history lends itself to all kinds of paranormal drama for protagonist Sarah Greene. Author Steven Ramirez weaves a gripping mystery at the center of the novel, and the unpredictable twists keep the pages turning well into the last act.”
“The Girl In The Mirror is a spooky, supernatural thriller. The first page drew me into the story and kept me there until the end, with the suspense building on each page. This is a well-paced story, with plenty of action and a great plot filled with twists and turns that keep you hooked.”