Ghosts on the Red Line

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Commuters see their Departed on the Boston subway and consultant Harry West is hired to investigate by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. His project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their beloved daughter on the Red Line, who looks like the teenager she might have become if she had lived.

Are the visitors on the Red Line ghosts or hallucinations? Either way, when Harry’s team discovers the source of the visitations, the MBTA declares it will bring them to an end.

Alexandra has a brilliant idea: Build Visitation Rooms that replicate the features of Red Line train cars so that people can continue to meet their loved ones.

But not everyone approves. The Archbishop of Boston seeks to get Visitation Rooms banned in Massachusetts. And a gangster who frets that his victims might return from the dead warns Harry and Alexandra: Cancel Opening Day for the Visitation Room, or else!


Unique and engrossing. A fascinatingly original story with intriguing characters. Immediately captivating and hard to put down. One of the best reads in a long time. (Amazon, 5 stars)

“Altogether wonderful!” (Amazon, 5 stars)

“A fun read and hard to put down. One colorful scene, character or plot turn succeeds another without losing a hint of coherence.” (Amazon, 5 stars)

“Does not insult the reader’s intelligence, or ask the reader to suspend common sense. (Amazon, 4 stars)

“Stunning! I was deeply moved by this book. It is truly one of the best audio books I have ever heard. Both content and performance are amazing” (, 5 stars)

“Intriguing and comfy psychical (and psychological) mystery.” (Amazon, 5 stars)

“Another great book by Shapiro! Character development is excellent, plot is fast moving and the end on the last page is a real zinger.” (Amazon, 5 stars)

“Fascinating, multilevel novel.” (Amazon, 4 stars)

“Wonderful unlike anything I’ve read before…this is a great book …everyone has lost someone and it makes you think.” (Amazon, 5 stars)

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Excerpt from author interview with Jan Lewis on “Be My Guest!”

Inside Look: Chapter One

Backstory: Dr. Frances Gourmelon

On the Red Line

Last Words


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