Beyond The Grave Series | Book Three
Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried…
Pia has made a dead girl a promise. One that she is determined to keep. But is she prepared for the nightmare that’s about to be unleashed?
When Pia Williams, a gifted psychic medium, is contacted by the traumatized spirit of a young girl, her search to uncover the truth begins. The more Pia learns about the girl’s gruesome fate, the more determined she is to bring those responsible to justice. But is she prepared for the shocking truth of what she’s about to expose?
With more questions than answers, one thing becomes clear to Pia: the girl’s spirit is uniquely powerful, and she’s killing from beyond the grave. Who—or what—is the girl now? A victim, or a demon with murderous intentions? What really happened to her? And how far will Pia go to help her get revenge?
Accused of a murder the spirit commits, Pia reaches out to the only man who can help her: ex-Special Forces detective Nate Ryder. A man who is as dangerous to her heart as the situation she seeks his help with. Nate would move mountains for the woman he loves, but how can he protect her against forces he can’t even see?
As Pia and Nate are swept into an unpredictable situation brimming with dark, evil intent, they soon discover they have more to fear from the living than they ever did from the dead…
“Girl Unseen is a powerfully emotional book…Athena Daniels has a genuine gift for writing supernatural events fitting into the everyday in a believable way, and for writing two people finding love with each other in the midst of extraordinary events.”
“I’m still quacking in my boots, trying to pull myself off the ceiling! This book was awesome, thrilling! I just can’t say how much I enjoyed it!”
Silver Medal Winner –
Readers Favorite International Book Awards
Official Selection – New Apple Literary Award
Literary Titan, Silver Book Award
5 Star, Readers Favorite
“For paranormal fans, Girl Unseen can’t be beat! The depth of emotion with which Athena Daniels fills her characters provides such intensity that you feel their pain and heartache… This is definitely a must-read and is a perfect stand-alone even though there are two previous volumes in the Beyond the Grave series. Just make sure to leave the lights on! Fabulous read! I couldn’t put this down and can’t wait for more!”
“I loved it so much! For me, this book covers a lot of ground when it comes to Romance + something else. You like a little bit of scary? You’ve got ghosts and spirits. You like a little bit of detective work? You’ve got a bad ass PI trying to solve the mystery of the girl who has not been seen by her parents (oops, sorry!) You want romance? Well, you have one amazing medium falling for the PI, while trying to help out a lost soul. Oh, and maybe, just maybe, you want all these with a nice writing? You’ve got author Athena Daniels. Congratulations for your future book to read!” Lilly’s Book World.
“Girl Unseen is the third instalment of Daniel’s Beyond the Grave series and a fantastic addition at that. The novel offers suspense, twists, action, and romance – everything a story needs to make it impossible to put down.
In the first chapter, we meet the Debunking Reality crew and witness a murder. I was instantly sucked into the story by such a riveting beginning! I immediately wanted finish the novel so I could find out what happened! Each page kept me wanting to read more as Pia uncovered more and more about Sarah’s past and death.”
“Athena Daniels has a powerful voice which comes across neatly and clearly, pulling the reader into a somewhat unnerving world where the dead meet the living. Her characters are very compelling and memorable… The writing is lofty, crisp, and highly descriptive. The story seems to flow very naturally, but the plot is complex, leaving readers with a lot of spooky, “Oh no,” and “wow” moments.” 5 Stars, Readers Favorite, Official Review, Romuald Dzemo“
“Athena Daniels has some impressive skills as a writer, capable of capturing a sense of the mystical or paranormal, while also couching the bizarre events and characters within real life. By creating a new niche in the genre of the paranormal, Daniels accomplishes something truly special in this new installment of the series. With every turn of the page, it is uncertain whether it will reveal a twist in the plot, a humorous interaction, or a philosophical musing by one of the characters. This wide range of content and style makes Girl Unseen dynamic and difficult to put down.” ★★★★½
5 Stars (TRR) THE ROMANCE REVIEWS – TOP PICK
“Athena Daniels has once again done a magnificent job of creating chilling situations that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. The pacing is smooth, with no editing or grammatical errors that I noticed, but then I was completely hooked in the story. I have to say – the doll? FREAKED ME OUT!!! And yet I couldn’t stop reading, that is how hooked I was. This is a strong book, with a horrific situation talked about in enough detail to shock and sadden, but without it being gratuitous.
As previously said, you could read this as a standalone, but seriously, why do that? You are missing out on an amazing author and creepy, paranormal, scary stories that are also full of hope. Absolutely recommended by me.”
“A wonderful, spooky story with lots of action. A murder, mystery to solve and a scorching hot romance. It has everything and will keep you guessing all the way through.
I loved it.”
“…one of the spookiest paranormal stories I’ve read in some time and that’s saying quite a lot considering I grew up reading Poe, Lovecraft and Machen.”Jack, 5 Star Readers Favorite.
“This is the most unexpected combination of genres I have seen in a book, and it works!
The sexiest haunting mystery I have ever read!”
Girl Unseen is a powerfully emotional book; the story of Sarah, the spirit who Pia has to help find peace, is absolutely heartwrenching. Athena Daniels has a genuine gift for writing supernatural events fitting into the everyday in a believable way, and for writing two people finding love with each other in the midst of extraordinary events.
I loved Girl Unseen just as much as I loved the first two in the series, and I will highly recommend them to anyone who likes romance and the paranormal.5 Stars, Brutally Honest Reviews
“…fast-paced, well written, and tremendously suspenseful. Her characters are well developed, and the plot will surprise with twists and turns. You’ll find yourself reading this in the wee hours of the night, unable to put it down. Highly Recommended.”
“I couldn’t’ put it down. This story grabs you right from the beginning and doesn’t stop. Athena weaves an intriguing tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a definite must read.”
EXCERPT, Girl Unseen
Pia was sitting and staring out the window of the recently renovated lighthouse keeper’s cottage when she and the entity finally connected.
Though Pia’s physical body was in the room, her mind was elsewhere, listening to a tragic echo from long ago. Images, objects, places, were coming to her. She strained to listen, struggled to find coherence in the disjointed pictures
pressing into her mind.
Reaching out through an otherworldly resonance, a hazy imprint of souls departed, Pia found a clarity. The spirit who sought her. As though it were her own, anguish tore through Pia’s body. Such heartbreaking despair. A sense of
hopelessness, bitter loneliness. Abject misery.
Who was calling out to her? A woman? No, younger… a girl.
The footsteps crossing the attic were hers.
There was something important, something urgent, the girl wanted Pia to know. The cause of her pain.
What is it? Tell me.
Concentrating harder, Pia pressed her fingertips over her eyes. Her chest squeezed, and she felt overwhelmed with suffering not her own. She had to push through the thick saturation of emotion, reach out through the anguish with her mind.
The girl was crying. Not a trickle of tears, but huge, gut-wrenching sobs, the kind that ripped your heart out.
What happened to you?
A door slammed, and Pia jumped, the sound coming from overhead momentarily confusing the past and present.
Lowering her head into her hands, Pia retrained her focus.
Ignored the pain she felt as keenly as though it were her own.
Show me a little more. Just enough to see.
The blade of a knife, an ornate wooden handle carved into the shape of an eagle.
A mouse. A filthy, soiled mattress. A doll with long blonde hair. Shackles and chains.
And blood, so much blood…..
EXCERPT, Girl Unseen
He took a step toward her, closing the distance she’d put between them. “I don’t understand the problem,” he repeated.
“Look, Nate.” Pia began. Swallowed. Calm down, you idiot! He’s just a man. “I don’t want to sound rude, or appear ungrateful—”
“It’s okay. I’m used to it.”
Pia inwardly winced at his reference to their conflict six months ago, but she caught a hint of humor in his eyes. “I’m sorry. Truly. And I’m sorry about that last time I saw you as well. There’s just something about you that…” Pia broke off, searching for the right word.
Nate’s lip twitched. “Yeah. There’s something about you too.”
Pia glanced up, and their eyes held a moment. It was nice to think Nate might be just as confused about her as she was about him.
“I appreciate you coming, Nate. For getting me out of there.” She waved her hand in the direction of the station. “But I really want to go to Mark and the team.”
To the familiar. To where she could breathe and get her thoughts under control.
“They’ll be as worried about me as I am about them,” she added.
He eyed her, released a breath. “If that’s what you want.”
It was what she needed. “It is.”
“Then that’s where we’ll go.” He paused, then grinned. “You know, you’re still as frustrating as you always were.”
A smile kicked at the corners of her lips. “Likewise.”
Across the street, a young girl was watching them closely. Pia saw her out of the corner of her eye, but when she turned to look, the girl was no longer there.
She’d gotten only a glimpse of pale skin, a black vacant stare. But then she heard a familiar voice in her mind.
Why won’t you help me? Why won’t anyone help me?
It was the entity. And it seemed to have fixated on Pia. It was following her.
Who—or what—was Sarah? And what did she want?….