Not Quite Right
Book 6, Lowcountry Mysteries - A Lowcountry Mystery
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This will be the 6th installment in the Lowcountry Mystery series, in which reluctant ghost-whisperer Graciela Harper navigates the small town world of Heron Creek, SC as she attempts to patch friendships, figure out what the spirits want from her, find love…and maybe herself in the process.
My Book Hangover Is Quite Alright With Me!
Reviewing this book without spoilers is a labor of love -- and insanity inducing, but rest assured no spoilers exist -- just a serious book hangover.
Six novels and two novellas of the Lowcountry Mysteries span six months of Gracie’s life so far, and I don’t feel like I could ever tire of reading about her antics, mishaps, and triumphs. I’m TERRIBLE at choosing favorites, but if forced to choose my favorite Heron Creek tale, I believe Not Quite Right would be my favorite Gracie book.
Every time I finish a Lowcountry novel, I stop to think about how far she’s come since that first of Not Quite Dead that says, “In retrospect, perhaps drinking myself to sleep in my grandparents’ driveway hadn’t been the best idea.” From that first day late in May until the end of this book Gracie steadily finds herself not only crawling out of the depression she arrived in but finding her place in Heron Creek.
As usual, Gracie’s life is a whirlwind of trouble. Leo and Mel are dealing with the aftermath of their arrest after helping to find info about the Middletons in the last book. Her relationship with Beau is hanging in the balance as well. They have so many things working against them, and sometimes love isn’t enough to counteract the forces of nature pulling two people apart. Then there’s Mama Lottie -- a ghost that refuses to be ignored who’s bound and determined to have revenge on the Draytons leaving Gracie in the middle. She’s powerful, she’s scary, and she means business. Poor Gracie.
The emotional range of Not Quite Right is so fitting to Gracie’s life at the moment. No matter how much stress and chaos going on around her, she still maintains her snarky wit and desire to save and protect those she loves. But she won’t make it to the end of this book without heartache and hurt. The curse hanging over her family is looming throughout the book, and she has to reach deeper for help than she realized or risk losing everything she’s fought so hard for.
No matter how Lowcountry began, Gracie is no longer the friendless, ostracized young woman she was in Not Quite Dead. She’s become the nucleus of a patchwork, mismatched family. The connections this book weaves between everyone leaves little room for the entire Heron Creek gang to deny their lives would be emptier and far lonelier without Gracie bringing them together.
Fair warning, though … there were tears. So maybe you should just read for yourself to see why. I’m going to nurse my book hangover.