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Publisher's Summary

Some secrets won't stay buried...

Shy and sensitive art student Katie Mills is trying to escape the ghost who haunts her after dark. She travels to New Mexico to study with a master painter and rejuvenate under the big, blue southwestern sky.

But the ghost who followed Katie to the desert isn't content with sampling the spicy cuisine and painting the local landscape. This restless spirit is only interested in justice.

Katie is finally breaking out of her quiet shell and learning how to paint with abandon when one of the other guests turns up dead. In the wake of the tragedy, Katie surprises herself by finding comfort in a fellow artist's arms. But as new evidence surfaces and suspicion broadens, Katie doesn't know who to trust.

And now, the vengeful ghost she brought with her is demanding to be heard.

Time is running out. Katie must find the courage to speak up and solve the ranch's deadly mystery before a killer takes another life.

Dancing with a Ghost is a riveting, cozy ghost mystery that will have you glued to your device and gasping at the twist ending!

All audiobooks in this supernatural suspense/paranormal thriller series are stand-alone novels and may be heard in order.

©2017 Angela Pepper Publishing (P)2018 Angela Pepper Publishing

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Great Book!

This is a great book; this is the third book in the Restless Spirits Cozy Mystery series and is written by Angela Pepper and narrated by Marie Hoffman. Shy and sensitive art student Katie Mills is trying to escape the ghost who haunts her after dark. She travels to New Mexico to study with a master painter and rejuvenate under the big, blue southwestern sky. But the ghost who followed Katie to the desert isn't content with sampling the spicy cuisine and painting the local landscape. This restless spirit is only interested in justice. Katie is finally breaking out of her quiet shell and learning how to paint with abandon when one of the other guests turns up dead. In the wake of the tragedy, Katie surprises herself by finding comfort in a fellow artist's arms. But as new evidence surfaces and suspicion broadens, Katie doesn't know who to trust. And now, the vengeful ghost she brought with her is demanding to be heard. Time is running out. Katie must find the courage to speak up and solve the ranch's deadly mystery before a killer takes another life.This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you listening long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book.She does a fantastic job with all the voices and kept my attention until the end.

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CHARACTERS ARE WONDERFULLY COMPLEX

DANCING WITH A GHOST is the third book in the Restless Spirits series. The books in this series are stand-alones and can be read in any order. There are no recurring characters, instead there is a recurring theme. The ghost of a friend/confidante entrusting the main character to find them justice after life.

Though it was obvious (at least to me) who killed Katie’s roommate, still it felt like there were always more layers to be peeled away and discoveries to be made as she investigated the girl’s disappearance. Secrets, lies, deceptions, and fears are powerful motivators.

The new friends she finds at the retreat make me smile. They are wonderfully flawed and powerfully strong allies to have in her court… now and in her future.

I loved this story and I look forward to who may be the next ghost in this series.

Narration: Once again I loved listening to Marie Hoffman’s reading in this series. My only frustration was her pronunciation of Marco – it sounded too much like Margo.

Note: while I was given this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Title: DANCING WITH A GHOST
Series: Restless Spirits #3
Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Recommended for: 12+ due to murder/violence
Listenability: OK FW
Received from: Angela Pepper (as an Audible gifted copy)

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Mousy Art Student Channels Spirit of Dead

What’s creepier than having the ghost of your roommate haunt you? Taking a dead roommate's reservaton for self-improvement. That is exactly what happens in Dancing With a Ghost by Angela Pepper. The story begins when art student Katie Mills travels to New Mexico to attend an art retreat at Spirit Ranch hosted by a master painter. Even though Katie is normally the shy quiet type, she blossoms under the desert and paints with abandon. After one of the other guests is killed, Katie becomes more outgoing, friendly, and adventurous as she investigates the murder. The most interesting aspect of the story is that it seems like Katie’s roommate is living through her to investigate her own murder, which transforms Katie’s personality into one more similar to the dead roommate’s personality.

Dancing With a Ghost is the third book in the supernatural suspense series called the Restless Spirits Cozy Ghost Mysteries, which is not the typical cozy mystery series with reoccurring main characters who solve mysteries. Rather, it’s a series based on the premise that ghosts of the recently departed will manifest themselves to help protect a loved one or to seek justice. The ghost in this story is of the seeking justice variety.

Marie Hoffman narrated the Audible version of this story and she did an excellent job. I gladly listen to another audiobook narrated by her and in this series. I can't wait to see whose ghost appears next to this entertaining series!

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This series keeps getting better

I enjoyed the first two books in the series and this book is even better. There's an ominous air to the story right from the beginning and a sense that there is more going on than meets the eye, and there is, even without a ghost being involved.

There were layers to this story, more than I normally expect from a cozy mystery, but this story is also a bit longer than I expect from a cozy, so perhaps that makes sense.

Katie is more than a bit quirky, she comes across as very shy at times and yet at others she definitely isn't, in fact she's contradictory is many ways, she withholds information at times and I dodn't understand why, it doesn't seem to serve a purpose.

The character interactions in this book are a highlight, it seems that everyone has something to hide.

The narration is well done, I liked the character voices and the delivery was a good match for the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Artsy cosy!

A different haunting cozy tale. Katie an art student goes on a week long retreat to study under her favorite famous artist taking her missing roommates spot on the sly. Trying to escape the literal ghost of her friend she discovers that the week was cancelled and only she and one other show up. Mystery surrounds the retreat guests and staff as she learns more about her missing friend and connection with the others at the ranch. Good story with less ghost than I expected but more mystery and it was great story with likable and loathsome characters alike. Kept me guessing! I enjoy this author as well as the narrator. Recommend! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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When your roommate dies, do you become her?

In this story, two roommates that look like they are twins both have the same passion - art. When one goes missing, the other starts seeing her missing roommate. As a result, she gets put on medication. She decides to use her dead roommate's reservation to Spirit Ranch to improve her art. She also hopes to get away from her roommate's ghost.

What happens while at the ranch helps solve the reason her roommate was murdered.

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I'm so sorry this is the last one in the series!

I've enjoyed all of them, but this one? This one is the best. The foreboding atmosphere that is present from the first line of the story keeps you enthralled to the story. Nothing is what it seems, and Katie acts as an unreliable narrator as we never are sure about what's going on with her. Why so many lies? Is she really sick? Is her roommate's ghost following her? Is she possessed?

The rest of the characters are all keeping secrets, too. And we keep jumping from a theory to the next one, never sure if we can trust any of them. Except for Clive. You know from the very beginning that he's a really unpalatable man, but once you got a glimpse of his mind you are sure the man is a pest.

Was I surprised by the end? In a way, I was. Because the true killer was who I suspected to be, but the circumstances around the actual murder? That got me totally by surprise.

So, yes, I recommend this audiobook with all my heart.

Oh! And Marie Hoffman's narration was superb.