Tuesday, November 6, 2012


by Melissa Pearl

REVIEWED BY: Ellen Fritz


Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well.

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it's too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?


What a book!  I read “Betwixt” in one sitting.  When Nicole, the main character, leaves her body after she had been hit by a car, she becomes the proverbial fly on the wall.  Not only does she discover some upsetting truths about her cool, wild friends, but she also realizes that things in her own home are not at all what she thought them to be.  Dale Finnigan, whom she had nastily labeled Scarface, appears to be the only one who can hear and possibly help her; a fact that forces her to reconsider her attitudes, friendships, and ultimately her very right to be alive.

From the realistically crafted characters and their extremely touching stories, to the nail-biting suspense towards the end, “Betwixt” is most definitely one of the best and most beautiful books I have ever read. Not only is it a great story, but also a tale of forgiveness and second chances. The delicate spiritual touch gives incredible depth to the book and the gentle, sweet romance will touch the heart of any reader. I must put a "Kleenex" warning in this review as I most certainly needed some on several occasions during this story. That said, this book definitely has its humorous moments when Jester, the Labrador, bounces onto the scene and becomes quite the hero.

For a truly profound and utterly realistic reading experience, I recommend “Betwixt” as an absolute must-read deserving far more than five stars. I hope that this highly gifted author will hurry up and give the world many more such worthwhile books!


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CCAM said...

Thank you Melissa Pearl and Books4 Tomorrow for the giveaway.

Melissa Pearl said...

Thanks so much for having me on your blog. I so appreciate the AMAZING review of Betwixt. I can't tell you how much it means that people are loving the book :)