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Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it - without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans… 

On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave. To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers - dead or alive - could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.

©2017 Angie Fox (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 05-23-18

Entertaining

This is an entertaining and light cozy mystery. The plot is interesting and the characters engaging. I like Verity Long's character and how she is so optimistic. She and Ellis make a good couple and I enjoy the way they work together and the way he has excepted her peculiarities.

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A great tribute to Agatha Christie

Verity and Ellis on a romantic getaway – I was looking forward to this. I did love the tribute to Agatha Christie and Poirot. I loved the characters on the train. I didn’t love having both Virginia and Beau along for the ride as well. It seems the author enjoys putting Verity in way too many humiliating situations that just isn’t a need for.

The mystery was fabulous in this book and the historic mystery was okay but its link to the present was very well done and allowed for Verity to have some interactions with the ghost. I also appreciated the descriptions of the train because it gave a really good mental image of the Sugarland Express.

So for the past couple of books Frankie annoyed and in this book Verity started to annoy me. The girl needs to grow a backbone in certain situations and in others situations she needs to not be so judgmental – she doesn’t live the most standard life yet seems to sometimes judge folks on how they appear. Not sure how I feel about the attempt at redeeming Verity’s ex-fiancé Beau but the author gave me some hope at the end.

This is the first book in the series to end with setting up the next book and it will be interesting to see how this works. It wasn’t quite a cliffhanger and I hope the author doesn’t go down the cliffhanger route.

Tavia Gilberts continues to add the consistency and heart to the story as the narrator and even though the story may lack some strength it is Tavia’s interpretation of the characters that keeps me hooked and coming back for more.

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Ms Christie Would Be Proud

Once again, Angie Fox delivers a powerhouse. She's taken a classic murder mystery trope and turned it on its head with a paranormal twist.

The poignant fate of the ghosts on the Sugarland Express, the growing connection between Ellis and Verity, the reluctant emotional maturity of Frankie all come together to make a very enjoyable story.

And as always Tavia Gilbert bring sass and vulnerability to Verity and somehow manages to bring life to a mischievous gangster.

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Loved it!

Have read all six of this series and enjoyed every one of them. Can't wait to the next.

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Verity is still dumb..please work on her development ...stop changing the subject

*there might be some spoilers*

The only saving grace in this book was the secondary/supporting characters. I was seriously going to return the book when verity started using her grandma’s “technique” on handling difficult questions ..”change the subject” ..my eyes could not stop rolling..ugh...so stupid and highlights the fact that she can’t banter/debate with anyone.. even her skunk


Other dumb verity moments:

Trying to get the train to go faster - the scene after the crime when verity, Virginia, and Ellis discuss how long it will take to get to the next town ..Virginia tells her it will take a day (or however long; and also the train pretty much has to maintain a certain speed or an accident may occur) and verity says this is not good enough *** woman this is not a magical train (eye roll) ***

Verity tells all - so this idiot goes around the train telling all the passengers (without consulting with Ellis first) about what really happened in one of the compartments...she does not keep important details to herself people!!! Why can’t she just say “ an incident occurred” or something along those lines ...better yet let Ellis handle it ...I mean he is a COP (side note: this worn out joke makes another appearance **queue eye roll ** not funny after so many of the past books bring this up)..anyway, later in the story verity realizes that it was probably not a good idea to say the exact crime that occurred because she may have inadvertently told the criminal but she then tells herself the passengers “had a right to know”!!!!!!!!!! *i Cannot express how much I want to fill this review with exclamation points and curse words * that was the dumbest reason EVERRRRRRR. I think I’d rather read a story staring VIRGINIA and FRANKIE ...I can’t with verity anymore ...she just gets by with lots of luck and absolutely no skill..oh and Ellis ...Ellis helps her out too much.

There were more dumb moments but I seriously don’t want to type it all.. I wish the author would make her smarter..she is the most boring character ever...I thought she would be smarter in this book but I am so disappointed. I only stuck around for the secondary characters, the narrator (although her voicing VERITY is irritating me on a whole new level..I love how she brings characters to life but maybe not so much with VERITY), and Lucy...seriously I think her SKUNK is much more interesting .. I think this is it for me ..I may read the next installment or not .. depends on the mood I’m in lol

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cant wait for the next one!

makes my commute to and from work seem so much quicker. fun series to listen to.

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Loved it

I really enjoy the Southern Ghost Hunter series. I loved the way the narrator brought the characters to life. It was easy to tell who was speaking. The story itself was interesting. There was a ghost mystery and a human one which kept you wondering until the end.

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Another winner!

This series keeps getting better and better! Not only is the story entertaining with fabulous characters and a page turning mystery, but the narration is awesome. I highly recommend this entire series for a fun listen! You will not be disappointed!

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  • Dana
  • riverview, Fl, United States
  • 06-29-18

Frankie and Verity on a train, what a ride!!

I absolutely love this series! Angie Fox can really tell a great story! Verity and Ellis try to take a weekend getaway on the Sugarland Express... course Frankie decided to come a long, and where Frankie and Verity go so does a lot of trouble! Tavia Gilbert is an amazing narrator, she brings a voice to some beloved characters! I can't wait until the next story!

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I Loved This Book /Narration!

Angie did a fantastic job with this story and Tavia was brilliant as the narrator!
It worked beautifully while I was lounging at the pool and had difficulty reading on my tablet.
I love Verity and Ellis, Ellis' mom and brother are definite stinkers but there was a bit of improvement - dare I say 'growth'? - on their part.
Loved Lucy's adventure!
The mysteries were well done and the action intense and harrowing!
Well done all!