When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem.
And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies. One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which something as innocent as a book can turn deadly.
Real North Carolina history mixes with fantasy magic in this pulse-pounding, paranormal-mystery series.
©2012 Stuart Jaffe (P)2013 Stuart Jaffe
Without giving it away, when Sandra tells the truth about her gift.
When Max discovers Drummond the ghost haunts his office.
Free audio copy for honest review **
Yup, I judged the book by its cover. I thought, meh, crappy noir. But I do like listening and writing reviews. And since the author traded a free copy for the review, what could it hurt?
Nothing, as it turns out. Southern Bound was interesting from the beginning. Even though I’m used to characters who either completely flip out when faced with a ghost or are a bit complacent, I thought Max was just a pansy. He at first chose to ignore what was obvious right before his eyes. For a researcher, the initial lack of curiosity, the passive interest in solving a mystery completely through me off.
But then, it gets under his skin. Picking up one clue after another, interviewing people, putting the pieces together starts to work for him despite or in spite of the danger that comes with it.
The story flows easily without force from one scene, one clue to the next. The characters have led Stuart Jaffe to a fantastic conclusion.
Mr. Jaffe does a wonderful job with the narration. Sometimes, I wonder if listening to the book makes a difference in how much I enjoy it. The narrator has to be good. The story has to be engaging. So I definitely recommend the audible version having skipped the printed one.
I enjoyed this book so much, I’m already thinking of spending an audible credit on the sequel and kind of irritated that the next two books aren’t already there.
Rescued from debt and unemployment and moved to North Carolina by a mysterious employer and his underlings, Max and Sandra learn many new things. The history of Winston-Salem. The ghost of PI Drummond. Danger. Got you hooked yet? A good read well performed by the author.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
I thought this was a very well written story.A man is hired as a private detective,but he doesn't know by whom.During his investigation he receives some unusual help....from a ghost.
Stuart Jaffe is a perfect choice as narrator.He can switch characters in a flash!
I was gifted a copy for an honest review by Audioblast.
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