Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: November 19, 2017
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
4.5. Dog Gone Ghost
5. Sweet Tea and Spirits
6. Murder on the Sugarland Express - Paperback | Kindle
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Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…Thoughts on Murder on the Sugarland Express: Verity's at it again! This time while she's supposed to be on vacation. You know how it goes, though. When a lady can see ghosts, she gets drawn into some pretty wacky scenarios.
On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave.
To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.
Plus, people keep trying to kill her. But hey! That happens to the best of us, right?
I'm going to take a second here to point out that Verity might be somewhat cursed (for lack of a better word) by Frankie's ghost and her ability to interact with the spirit world, but poor Ellis has to put up with his spoiled younger brother CONSTANTLY trying to get back together with his woman. While Ellis's mother is (somewhat) getting better when it comes to his and Verity's relationship, Beau is just the world's biggest jerkface. The guy seriously needs to find a hobby because his obsession with getting Verity back is NOT COOL, MAN. NOT COOL AT ALL.
The mystery of what happened on the train all those years ago is intriguing. The parallel mystery in the present is just as exciting. Death! Murder! Mayhem! And so many secrets. Everyone has a few, right? And Verity and Ellis have to ferret them out before anyone else ends up dead.
I like this series. It makes me grin and I have the biggest soft spot for how quick Ellis is to trust Verity and the crazy things she ends up in the middle of.