Nine Lives

A Lily Dale Mystery
Narrated by: Melanie Ewbank
Series: Lily Dale Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs
4.3 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in Chicago, they stop in Lily Dale, New York, and a storm forces them to spend the night.

Brimming with kooky psychics and mediums, Lily Dale is just the kind of quirky little town Bella's late husband always talked about settling down in. So when the local hotelier, Leona, passes away, Bella agrees to step in and help temporarily. The longer she and Max stay there, the more Lily Dale starts to feel like home.

But for Bella, finding a home means finding danger, too. Leona was murdered, and it's up to Bella to track down the killer before her sanctuary comes crashing down in Staub's warm and witty new series debut.

©2015 Wendi Corsi Staub (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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8 hours in and still bored. I quit.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is not a murder mystery. A character is murder before the book begins and by chapter 10, the characters still hadn't realize that it was a murder. The main character spends most of her time bereaved talking about how much she misses her husband and the rest of time worrying about her son. It's sad and not amusing. The other characters aren't quirky and fun and the story lacks the charm I thought it would have. I expected it to be lightly amusing and charming and it fails on both accounts.

Has Nine Lives turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I just won't read any more from this author. I'm surprised this is part of a series since the story is so undeveloped, and I won't be reading the rest the series.

What character would you cut from Nine Lives?

The main one.

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Pretty Good

good story and I like the voices the narrator used for the little boys. I would recommend this book.

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Good story!

Wendy Corsi Staub is becoming one of my favorite authors. I'm enjoying these Lily Dale books so much. on to book 2, but book 0 is one you shouldn't miss! Thanks for the great stories Miss Staub!

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Loved this story!

I live very close to Lily Dale and it is one of my favorite places to relax and walk with my husband. I really enjoyed being walked around such a loved place in such a different way. The story leaves you guessing the whole time while adding in small tidbits of life in lily dale we locals love so much!

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Nine Lives

Easy to read loved the story, easy to finish, great book over all recommend it!