"Who Is the Girl in the Picture?": A Book Review

Updated on February 5, 2018
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Cleo Addams is a published science fiction author. In her free time, she enjoys researching and writing articles on various topics.


Who Is the Girl in the Picture? follows a group of five friends (Sam, Eddy, Neil, Patty, and Erin) who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina.

It all starts when Sam enters Erin's parent's attic and finds an old photo of a strange, but beautiful girl with the name Christina written on the back of the photo.

Sam begins asking around to see if anyone knows who Christina is, but everyone seems be clueless except for Erin's mother: Mrs. Silvermen.

Now that the photo has resurfaced after years of being stored safely away, a serious of strange events start to happen around Mrs. Silvermen - including seeing an apparition in her home.

Frightened by the events, she and Mr. Silvermen decide to take an immediate vacation to clear their heads. Unfortunately, after the Silvermen leave things just keep on getting creepier and creepier.

Sam starts seeing a ghost in her bathroom mirror and opens her front door to greet guests, but no one's there. She's even getting spooky phone calls at all hours of the night.

Erin, Neil, Patty, and Eddy are also experiencing strange occurrences, but no one's open to talk about it - except for Sam.

With some help from an angel, Sam knows that she has to find out who this Christina girl really is and help her find peace. If she doesn't, the ghost may decide to kill them all.

What I Didn't Like

First, let me get all the things out of the way that bugged me...

When I first started reading this book, I was a little displeased at how all of the characters are introduced at the same time instead of being introduced one by one as they venture into the story.

For a little while (and with so much character information) I sat around scratching my head. For instance, I might read about something that Eddy did and I had to stop and thumb back to the the 2nd page to see exactly who she was again. I found myself doing that quite a few times, actually.

The only other thing that I didn't like is that this book has no chapters. It's just one "big read". I actually flipped through the book a few times thinking that I just missed the bold lettering that said "Chapter 2", "Chapter 3" and so on; but I didn't.

What Gets a Thumbs Up!

After I got the character's names and traits memorized, I was pleased to read on and see that the author jumps right into Sam finding the photo and wastes no time trying to find out who Christina is. Where many authors are just getting warmed up in the first two chapters, there is already action happening on page four. I loved that.

About mid-way, the book's story slightly shifts a bit to let in a few new characters: Chris and Lee. Chris is a character that makes a small, but important appearance and doesn't return till the end to reveal his secrets. Lee is an interesting addition and he compliments Sam's character very well. Both of these gentlemen add a great deal of mystery and suspense to the story.

At the end, everything comes to a very dramatic and nail biting finish, where a ghost, angel (and even the FBI) make an appearance.

Rating & Conclusion

On a 1-5 star scale, I would give it a 3 star rating for these reasons:

  • I felt like character info was forced on me. Too much at one time.
  • No chapters
  • Cover seems kind of plain. Wouldn't capture my attention in a store.

Even with the hiccups mentioned above, I enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I read it in about three days and the ending even made me tear up a little.

Author & Book Information

  • Name: Kimberly Ann Gehret Herman
  • Book Publishing Year: 2004
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

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      • cleoaddams profile imageAUTHOR

        Cleo Addams 

        2 years ago from USA


        Thank you for the comment!

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        Kara Skinner 

        2 years ago from Maine

        Having no chapters would drive me insane! And I'm with you on character info dumps. It gets really confusing when everyone is introduced at once. Great review!


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