The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Summertime seems a strange time to pick a ghost story to read, but that's exactly what my book club did. Perhaps it was better to read this eerie story out in the broad sunlight; I think a drizzly grey day would have created even more creepiness than ever.
Because, yes, our less-than-friendly ghost Maddy Clare is creating havoc in a small English village. Throw in a mystery of why she haunts this place, the strange characters in the village itself, a lost love of Alistair's, and a passionate attraction between Matthew and Sarah, and you've got a lovely Gothic novel. While at times predictable, it is also capable of raising a few goosebumps on the back of your neck. Ultimately, it was a darn good read!