Talking to the Dead, by Bonnie Grove (David C. Cook, 2009) is a hard-to-put down first novel.
Twentysomething Kate Davis can't get her husband, Kevin, out of her mind. He's dead, but he won't stop talking to her.
Is she crazy? Why can't she stop grieving? Why can't she even enter their bedroom?
Kate's efforts to deal with her grief lead her to strange outbursts that strain relationships with friends and family. She seek's help from several counselors and a paster who are less than helpful. Finally she finds a therapy group that may help and she meets Jack, a kind and unconventional pastor.
But Kevin's keeps talking and his secrets won't stay hidden. Was Kate losing her mind? Would she ever find grace and health?
This book was wonderfully crafted with psychological mysteries that ring true and surprising plot twists. I didn't want to put the book down until I knew the ending.
I'd recommend this book. Excellent.