Sweet Tea and Spirits
Southern Ghost Hunter, Book #5
The latest in the USA Today bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series!
Southern girl Verity Long is about as high society as her pet skunk. Which is why she’s surprised as anyone when the new head of the Sugarland social set invites her to join the “it” girls. But this is no social call. Verity’s new client needs her to go in undercover and investigate strange happenings at the group’s historic headquarters.
But while spirits are whispering hints of murder, the socialites are more focused on Verity’s 1978, avocado-green Cadillac. And when Verity stumbles upon a fresh body, she’s going to need the long-dead citizens of Sugarland to help her solve the crime. Good thing she has the handsome deputy sheriff Ellis Wydell on hand, as well as her ghostly sidekick Frankie. The bad thing is, the ghosts are now whispering about the end of a certain ghost hunter. (Goodreads)
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the ghostly action around me and listening in on conversations. The mystery carried on well throughout the entire book. There was plenty of action and suspense that kept me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. With all the twists and turns and red herrings tossed in, I did not figure out the killer until it was revealed at the end.
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. Verity is a smart, brave and determined woman and she wants to make sure her ghost hunting business is a success. With Frankie, her resident ghost, helping her, she is sure she can do it. But Frankie has his own set of problems to deal with, and he is not always available to help Verity. Ellis, her boyfriend, helps her whenever he can. And she has some otherworldly acquaintances that help her out when she needs it most. And what can I say about Lucy, Verity’s pet skunk, except that I love her.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. If you enjoy paranormal ghostly cozies, you will want to read this entire series. This is a must read series (and author) for me. The books just keep getting better and better.
I received a complimentary advance copy of this book and chose voluntarily to leave this honest review.