They call her many names in many ghost stories. She is the phantom hitchhiker, forever sweet sixteen, forever dressed in her small town prom dress...
This is a McGuire book. It's choppier than most, as time is flexible and so is place in her version of a ghost story/InCryptid journal article. It also is mostly told in first person (blech) with the wisdom of the dead and the faded-hope a possible eternity as a wandering spirit written into the narration.
It wasn't the end yet, but still, I cried. It felt good.
I picked up the book because Seanan McGuire wrote the song "Pretty Little Dead Girl" and then called her own song a lie based on a tale based on history. I recommend it to ghost story anthropologists who want to see where the story is going next.
Books for 2014