The Possessions

We’re happy to support debut authors, including Sara Flannery Murphy with The Possessions.

by Sara Flannery Murphy

Quick take

The Possessions channels many forms: it’s a mystery, a romance, a ghost story, and an erotically-charged thriller.

Why I love it

In a 'œlimbo of a neighborhood', where 'œthe streets are populated with abandoned homes and condemned buildings' sits the headquarters of the Elysian Society. Made of cool white brick, 'œat a squinting it could be a church, or a museum'. It’s an appropriately eerie setting for a very unusual organization.

The Elysian Society offers grieving clients the ability to reconnect with their deceased...

Member thoughts

26% Love
56% Like
16% Dislike
  • Brenda W.

    Wilkes Barre, PA

    "Did not want to stop reading. It kept my interest"

  • David M.

    Ames, IA

    "I can't believe that this is her first novel. It is certainly pretty deep. It started out slow but quickly became a page turner as we all were pulled into the lives of the all the primary characters."

  • Julie S.

    Maumelle, AR

    "I loved that it didn't go in the direction that I was hoping that it wouldn't! I especially love that she is from Arkansas which happens to be where I have spent many years. Well done !"

  • Lesley H.

    Atmore, AL

    "This book had everything I love in a book all rolled into one-mystery, romance, and ghosts. I couldn't put it down!"

  • Elena T.

    Colchester, CT

    "A read unlike any other, this is a book I will remember for a while. The style of writing and the way the story unfolds was a really intriguing read!"

  • Ashley A.

    Athol, MA

    "This book was beyond interesting. I had no idea from the summary the extent of how much this story would delve into the great beyond. I loved it. "

  • Luba B.

    Waterford , MI

    "Deceptively deep and intriguing pulls you into a purgatory between eerie dreams and waking nightmares"

  • Amanda M.

    St Paul, MN

    "I enjoyed this book, it is not particularly fast paced but it does bring about some very important questions. If you could reach out to a loved one from beyond, would you? And how far would you go?"

  • Courtney M.

    Wauwatosa, WI

    "It wasn't amazing - but it sure kept my interest. I was intrigued with this new 'world' the author created and enjoyed the few surprises along the way. Great read!"

  • Julie J.

    Sarasota, FL

    "I loved it. A different topic and suspenseful. Read it. "

  • Emily M.

    Holland, MI

    "This was a great story that went in a direction that I wasn't expecting. I always love a book that I can't predict."