I received this book for free from Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Ghosts of Misty Hollow by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Series: A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery #6
Published by Berkley on December 6th 2016
Number of Pages: 291
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Berkley Prime Crime
Purchase: At Amazon
Mysterious plots abound when spiritual medium Emma Whitecastle offers aid to a famous novelist, but her spectral sidekick Granny Apples will help her write all the wrongs...
Bestselling crime writer Gino Costello is working on his next book in a historic farmhouse in the heart of Massachusetts. His story features some paranormal elements so he’s invited family friend Emma to provide her input as a medium. But as soon as Emma arrives—with her boyfriend, Phil, and Granny Apples in tow—that’s when the real trouble begins.
Emma is immediately contacted by the Browns, a family of ghosts who originally owned the house in the early nineteenth century. They need Emma to help them locate the spirits of their two children who disappeared. Meanwhile, a dead body appears at the house. Now Emma, Granny, and Phil must read between the lines to find answers before a killer books it...
There are a few different plot threads in the book. Some tie into the main mystery, and some tie together into a main side mystery. Both are woven together well.
I liked how Emma interacted with the ghosts, and how her talent was portrayed. The characters were well-written, with enough fleshing out to feel real. Some I clicked with right away, and others I didn’t like so much.
I guessed who the killer was early on, but had no idea of the why. I also liked how Emma had to look up historical records and put old clues together to find out what might have happened to the missing children long ago.
From the moment I started reading, the book sucked me in. So much so, that I didn’t put it down until I had finished the last page. If you haven’t tried this series yet, you need to do so!