The Library: Where Life Checks Out

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21 reviews

About this ebook

If you enjoy intricate mysteries that span several generations like Netflix's series Dark, then check out The Library today!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The plot is intricate, while also being easy to follow. The paranormal aspect is well done. While not the central focus, the ghosts offer just enough to give Mark - and readers - something to think about." -- Quiet Fury Reviews

In 1934, the body of a beautiful, but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near The Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo on her ankle, and yet, days after the discovery, the story all but disappears.

Eighty years later, locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the historic 1800s train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now.

As he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.

Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there's another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won't rest until the murderer checks out too.

Note: The Library (Where Life Checks Out) is a 50k-word follow-up novel to The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks), which is included in this special edition so readers who haven't read The Depot won't miss anything.

Ratings and reviews

21 reviews
Marcy Wallace
November 16, 2022
Very well written with all the best elements included. A wonderful mystery along with rich characters, romance, and of course a touch of the paranormal. I couldn't put it down!
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Darryl Perry
September 1, 2016
A book you will not put down until you finish. The characters tie together nicely. I would love to here about Ashlyn, Laura and Mark.
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frank tortorella
August 11, 2016
Paranormal murder story. Very well written. I liked the main characters and you should consider your next book being in the same venue.
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About the author

Carmen DeSousa's stories overflow with romance, suspense, a hint of humor sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.


Although The Library (Where Life Checks Out) clearly includes a supernatural edge, the paranormal dances on the edge of make believe, in a genre referred to as magical realism. Her hope is that as you read "The Library," you'll wonder, "Hmmm...what if?"

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