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USA Today Best-Selling Series!

Just because she can see the dead doesn't mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead she's over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank...until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career.

Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case.

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy, Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, and the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century - and a modern-day motive for murder.

Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim....

©2016 Angie Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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3 Stars. The Haunted Heist is book 3 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts.

In this book, Verity's best friend's Uncle is killed in the vault of the bank he owned. Verity was at the bank when it happened and saw his dead body. Verity, Frankie, and Ellis investigate the murder.

I think I might be starting to get a bit bored with this series. It's not as much fun when there aren't clues along the way and it is just a bunch of stuff happening up until the big reveal at the end. I think at this point I am just enjoying the bits and pieces of Verity and Ellis forming a relationship and holding on for those details that are sprinkled throughout. Oh, I do love the skunk Lucy and love that she has a full name when she is in trouble: Lucille Desiree Long. So cute.

I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator really injects a lot of emotion into her reading and she really sells the suspense and fear. She did a really good job. Her voices were distinct and clear and her pronunciation was good. The audio editing was off in one place in chapter 13 where you could tell that it was pieced together and a word was partially cut off.

So far, I recommend this series but I don't think I will continue to binge it. I am going to try one more and take it from there.

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Wild ride

Another great tale from the Verity Long series. Each book gets better and better. I enjoy listening to these books at work, riding in my car. They make me laugh and laugh. I love all the characters and even meeting new ones such as Suds. I look forward to the next adventure.

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So far

This is my favorite so far. It seemed to be a little more hopeful, better rhythm and cadence. Seems there are many future options to take the story.

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Fun and entertaining

The last one was better but this one was good also. I enjoyed the characters and how they are developing. I look forward to the next one.

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Hauntingly fun

A fun story about a woman who has a ghost companion who helps her see other ghosts. She gets entangled in the mystery of a murder and you will not believe the dirt that is dug up. At least she has a police officer boyfriend who believes her.

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Very fun, well read

Loved it, interesting, entertaining different voices used and well done, likable characters, I recommend it

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Completely entertaining!

Oh, this was fun! I have really been enjoying the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series so I was eager to listen to this installment. It was really easy to slip back into Verity’s world and I could wait to go along as she worked to solve another mystery with her ghostly companion, Frankie. From beginning to end, I was completely entertained by this delightful cozy mystery.

When Verity gets the chance to work with the local bank, she is excited about the opportunity until the man giving her the job ends up dead in the bank’s vault during their first meeting. When she figures out that a ghost may have some involvement, she knows that she needs to look into the case. The mystery kept me guessing and there were some developments that will impact future books in the series.

Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators and I think that she does a fantastic job with this series. I love the voices that she uses for Verity, Frankie, Ellis, and all of the other characters. I think that she is able to add a lot of emotion to her reading which really helps to bring the story to life. I am sure that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this book.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. I really like all of the characters in this series and think that the paranormal element is very well done. I cannot wait to check out more of Verity’s adventures!

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The Haunted Heist

Loved it! The story was entertaining as well as interesting with the ghost hunting adventures. The narration was fantastically done! 😍

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Love

wonderful story! the narrator was fabulous as always. Frankie is hilarious! Can't wait for the next book.

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so fun

each book is more fun than the one before it. great time reading and listening to them all

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  • 08-17-18

A Fantastic Addition To The Series.

I am already a fan of this series, having read and loved the first two books in the series. I bought this on Kindle and added the audible version at a reduced rate, alternating between reading and listening to the story.

As you can tell by my 5 star rating, I really loved everything about this story; the writing style was easy to read, the plot developed at a good pace, I loved the characters and the situations they found themselves in and I enjoyed trying to work out the mystery aspect.

As a narrated book, I was impressed with Tavia Gilbert's performance; loving her tonal adjustments for the dialogue and the pace at which she read the story. I would definitely buy books narrated by her in the future.

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  • 09-03-20

Huge continuity errors ruin the story

The author lost the plot badly here.
She contradicts herself so often that it breaks the narrative.