Title: The Skeleton in the Closet
Series: The Southern Ghost Hunter Series Book 2
Author: Angie Fox
Publisher: Season Publishing
Published Date: August 30, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mystery/Thrillers
Rating: 4 out 5 stars
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley
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From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries
A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime.
Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.
Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.
This book was really good! My one and only regret is that I never read book 1. Oops! Seriously, I have no idea how I goofed on that one.
However, having not read the first book, that did not in any way take away from the story; other than being curious about how everything went down in the first book! There were small references to the first book, but other than that everything was for the most part focused on the current mystery.
Our heroine, Verity, reluctantly is back in the sleuthing game when she comes across the dead body of Darla Grace in the library. With the help of her wise cracking mobster ghost sidekick Frankie, the handsome Sheriff who is her ex-fiance’s brother, and of course the ex-fiance back to cause more trouble; Verity will need to find out the secret that killed Darla Grace and quite possibly will ruin not only the history of her town but also the future of her budding romance with sheriff, Ellis Wydell.
This book was fast paced but easy to follow along, it progressed quite smoothly into a conclusion that I wasn’t expecting! All of the supporting characters were witty and funny. Verity as a reluctant heroine was pretty awesome. I liked that I couldn’t really guess where the book was heading! This was a real treat to read.