After years of an on and off again relationship, New Age shop clerk Peyton Reynolds thinks she's finally got Rob Morris out of her system. That is, until he dies and starts following her around like an undead puppy. Peyton figures that if she can help Rob solve his murder, maybe he can move on. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Poking her nose into his death lands Peyton in the middle of some very nasty business involving a twisted love triangle, unscrupulous business practices, missing cleaning ladies, and a lot of tacky gold jewelry. To further complicate matters, Peyton's got a hunky new coworker, who seems to want more than just a palm reading. As the body count rises, she rushes to solve Rob's murder and put a stop to things before someone makes Peyton herself a ghost.
©2011 Marianna Roberg (P)2015 Marianna Roberg
LISTENING to it, no. The story was pretty great other than a few things that didn't sit well with me, but the narrator's voice was not /awful/ but still pretty bad.
What didn't sit well with me is a personal thing. From what I could tell, the book was well-written and humorous.
With some things I wasn't terribly surprised, and I was pleasantly surprised that some of my suspicions were incorrect.
- Put emotion into most of your worsd, not just some of them.
- Differentiate between characters better
- Completely new narrator
I wouldn't. There were enough things that really didn't sit well with me to where I won't read the rest of the series.
This book got off to a good start. The characters were interesting and likable and I wanted to know what was going to happen to them. Half way into the book, it slowed down tremendously and became more of a romance novel than a mystery. I stayed with it and it begin to pick up again later in the book and I don't regret it. The narrator sounded as if she were speaking in a tunnel. That didn't help when the book slowed down. I will probably get the next one in the series despite the slow pace of this book.
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