Source: provided through NetGalley for an honest review
Date read: October 9, 2016
Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries
1. Southern Spirits
1.5. A Ghostly Gift
2. A Skeleton in the Closet
2.5. Ghost of a Chance
3. The Haunted Heist
4. Deader Homes and Gardens - Paperback | Kindle
| Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon |
Southern belle Verity Long is back in business—as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town's creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her...that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They'll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress—even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter.Thoughts on Deader Homes and Gardens: I'm pretty much digging this series. Verity is determined and spunky. Her ghosts are...well, they all have their quirks. Her main ghost is certainly not the most reliable at keeping her safe and sane, but he has a good heart under all his bluster. Also, he throws some darn good parties. You know, for a ghost.
With the entire town skeptical and scrutinizing her every move, Verity struggles to uncover the century-old mystery behind the house. And when she stumbles upon a very fresh, very dead body, she realizes there’s more to it than she ever imagined. With the help of her sexy cop boyfriend, Ellis, and her ghostly gangster sidekick, Frankie, she braves the overgrown gardens, the desolate family cemetery, and the haunted mansion that have been locked away for generations. But can Verity unearth the truth before she's the next one buried on the deadly grounds?
Oh, and *thumbs up* on the hunky boyfriend. It pays to have a guy who isn't afraid to enter an abandoned house with you AND who knows a few tricks of the trade. Like how to properly shatter a window when one is in need of a hasty exit. Hypothetically.
So. Verity and her ghosts. She has an in with them, they aren't all as friendly as Frankie and his gang. This particular job puts Verity in the line of fire on more than one occasion, but she's not one to give up when there's a mystery to unravel.
Four books and a couple of short stories in and I'm thoroughly enjoying my time spent in Verity's world. She's still trying to find her footing with her sudden career change, but she's got enough determination to see her through. Let's see what the next adventure brings.