A Ghostly Undertaking: A Ghostly Southern Mystery
Harper, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
f it weren't enough that 28-year-old Emma Lee Raines and her sister are operating the family mortuary, Emma Lee is now experiencing
. Putting it another way, she is able to communicate with those who have
his isn't an ability Emma Lee is particularly proud of but she is stuck with. In this instance, she'll use this undesired skill to find who killed one of her clients, who won't rest peacefully until her murder is solved.
hat's more, since her grandmother is a suspect in the investigation, Emma Lee has an added incentive to work with the local sheriff to run the killer to ground.
ortunately, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross realizes that Emma Lee has special abilities that can help him solve the case, so she doesn't have to hide the fact she, often unwillingly, is able to get see and communicate with the dearly departed.
sually I take a pass when it comes to novels like this with talking ghosts and other supernatural elements, but after reading just a few chapters of this one I was hooked. Not only are the characters fun but the writing is also crisp and the plot features some unexpected twists and moves quickly.
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