Southern Spirits: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Angie Fox
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From New York Times best-selling author Angie Fox, the first book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries. One simple mistake, for a girl who is about to lose her family home, releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster and opens Verity Long's eyes to a whole new world. When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick - she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland, Tennessee's finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless - and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there's more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. There's a modern-day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?
I love reading the Accidental Demon Slayer series by Angie Fox so I thought I'd give her new Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries a try. The book is a fun enjoyable read. The mystery Verity works on solving with Frankie, her gangster ghost partner held my interest and had a lot of surprising twists. Love Lucy, Verity's pet skunk. Some of the book scared me enough that I thought about not reading so late at night (I would have never had the guts to go in that cellar!). Only one thing that annoyed me, the use of the word "shimmer" when describing the ghost appearing. Probably won't bother anyone else, just a word I find overused lately. Overall, a great read and I plan to add this series to my must read list.