M. J. Holliday has the unusual ability to talk to the dead. But when it comes to a vengeful ghost and a mysterious drowning, this time she may be in over her head....
That sinking feeling...
Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost - the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster. Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living. The local inspector suspects a father-son serial killing team, but M. J. thinks that theory is all wet. To catch the true culprit she will need to dive deep into the castle’s past and bring some long buried secrets to the surface.
©2012 Victoria Laurie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Wow! I've read all the books in this series and I have to say, this was definitely one of the best. What a deep and murky mystery! Loved the story, loved the narrator - can't wait for the next one!
had a few slow parts but a great listen as always. Gilly's been getting under my skin now for the past few novels but this time he make it all the way. he is a hanging on charcter. his ever ending selfish whinning would test the best of us. make him grow up or get out.... if he was my friend i think i would leave him at home and visit when i could....
I loved the first 4 books of this series. In fact, I was down right addicted, but since Stephen was written out, the series just hasn't been the same to me. At least I still have Laurie's Psychic Eye series which is the best series ever. I love Abby Cooper and thought MJ and Gilley would be the same but it has not turned out to be.
Let me start by saying that this is only the second book in the series that I have read. I read the first book in print many years back and thought it was cute but wasn't interested in rushing out to read more. However, when this book became available through one of Audible's 2-for1 credit sales the preview sounded interesting enough that I thought I'd give it a try. Many times with cozy series you don't have to read them all to be able to enjoy any of the books. And that wasn't a problem here either; I was able to follow the story and characters without being familiar with them. However, maybe if I had been invested in the characters from previous books, I would have been more interested in this story. As it was, despite all the action, I was bored. I just couldn't bring myself to care for the characters or what was happening. I gave up listening a little before halfway through.
Also, the narrator's voice didn't seem to fit the character. In my opinion, she sounds more like a teenager and less like a full-grown adult. Maybe this played in to my dislike of the book, as well. I think Eileen Stevens would do a great job reading a young adult novel as her pacing, cadence and voices were all spot on. She just didn't work for me for this book.
If you are already a fan of this series, you might like this book, though I'd stay away from the audio version (unless you've listened to them before and don't mind the reader). If you haven't read this series before, I wouldn't recommend starting with this one.
Another great book in this quirky series! I really do love all the crazy fun of this series!
Gilly is still a drama queen and a favorite! He is just such a character! Although at this point in te series he really should be used to all the goings on, rather than spazzing!
MJ and Heath are still a hot couple. They are growing on me, even though I really loved Stephen! They really are sweet together. And they have so much in common, almost too much.
The Ghoul Hunters are once again in a location that serves up a nasty ghost and a side mystery. The mystery is really well thought out and keeps you on your toes. I really fast paced adventure that has intrigue and haunting!
I really hope we do not have to wait so long for the next book! I love this series!
I am always on the look out for a story that will surprise me or make me laugh while telling a good tale
Yes, and she is a very good narrator.
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Gilly is EXTREMELY annoying in this book. I don't see how MJ didn't just stuff him onto a plane back home. I got so sick of his histrionics.
The reading of the book was delightful. The story itself, as always, victoria laurie continues to do good work. I love the series and the narrator was excellent.
The clever titles are the best part. The heroine's sidekick is a distraction with his annoying whine.
I enjoyed the detective series more.
A really bad Welsh accent. Decent Irish voices and bearable Scottish and English accents.
This series needs to come back to the US or end.
Civil War Nut LH
Yes. The action is well paced so you can follow the plot, but it doesn't bog down at all. You just never know what's going to happen to the castle dwellers from one moment to the next.
I'm on my third time through and just love this book. I've read all the Psychic Eye books and the previous books in this series, and highly recommend Victoria Laurie's books. She's made a believer out of me!
thrilling book with a lot of unexpected twist and turns. truely terrifying in places but balanced with a little light hearted humor thrown in
the whole thing was brilliant
no but very difficult to stop
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