Carrie’s determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it’s the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura's case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al.
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Release Date: October 10, 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery
This is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series! I really loved this one and am excited to see where the author takes the series next. Carrie (the heroine/sleuth) really spoke to me in this one and I enjoyed her as a character and how she presented herself to the world (especially considering that she was completely changed from the person she used to be). The added paranormal piece was also really exciting and while I wish this ghost was a bit more prominent throughout the book she did make a fantastic secondary character. I can't wait to see more of Carrie and this ghost working together in the future. But, the best part of the book? The setting! We, as book worms, can really appreciate a setting that revolves around BOOKS. And this one takes place (mostly) in a library! This setting really worked for the story and I loved seeing the characters interactions within it and how the author described it -I could almost smell the pages!
In addition to all of this, the mystery or "who-dun-it" was pretty good. I couldn't figure out the murderer until it was smack dab in my face. Everything that lead up to it was a mystery as well. What I could have used more of was being able to sleuth with Carrie and Jarred- there weren't too many clues presented to the reader, but I think it all worked out smoothly.
Overall, this is a really great debut and first book in the series. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy cozy mysteries, those who like reading about women sleuths, and those who love a little bit of paranormal added into their stories.