As a first book in a series this one sets up a potentially very good cozy series. MacRae described a town and a number of characters it should be fun..Show More » to spend time with. Also, she includes a few that we don't want to spend much time with--neither does the main character, Cath--but these add interest, humor, and another reason to come back for a second book with hopes that the twins will get their comeupance. But, like Charlie Brown and the football, I suspect it will be an unlikely but perpetual hope.
I liked the cozily paranormal aspect and wished more had been explored in this first novel. We were given some very tantalizing hints about Cath's grandmother, Ivy, and what she could do, but not enough to know for any certainty what it was. And it may run in the family... but, even with this to intrigue us, we mostly got a long scene introducing the ghost. I have to admit, I really liked the ghost, and I hope to see more of her, even if it's only in a semi-transparent form. One of my favorite tidbits in this story was that Cath thought to entertain the ghost with an audiobook--apparently a heroine with discerning tastes!
Emily Durante did a very good job with the various voices and characterizations, along with good prose reading.
I look forward to the next in the series and hope that the writer and narrator continue their stellar paring.
It is too short, for one thing. And the ghostly character is taking too long to develop. I mean, we are too books in now, and we barely have enough in..Show More »formation to even begin to speculate about who she was, how she died, and why she remained in the world. Give us more about her, so she is not just a nuisance.
This was a fast paced and quick cozy mystery. By the time I got reaquainted with the characters and met the new characters, The mystery was solved. ..Show More »The star of the series as far as I can see is Geneva. She gets the best lines and is a great character. Overall the book was okay. I will probably get the next one.