Blurb: Imagine this; Your life is almost perfect, you have a stable job, a loving handsome boyfriend, great friends…then imagine being run over by a hot-dog cart on the day of your engagement, and waking up with a small concussion. And the ability to see Ghosts. Well, one ghost essentially; A batty, dramatic, lady who claims to have been murdered for her vast fortune and is demanding your help.
This is what happens to Phoebe Mercer, an aspiring Legal Assistant for a top Law Firm. Now she finds herself solving a mystery that threatens her relationships and her career, as she discovers her boss’s hand in her ghostly friend’s demise. If things weren’t bad enough, Phoebe begins to battle an attraction to the Ghost’s handsome but cool nephew, while realizing quite a few people in her life are not as they seem. As she uncovers the secrets and lies around her, she finds that in order to solve this mystery, and be free of the Ghost, she must lie herself. The only catch? The secrets Phoebe has kept from the people she loves, could ruin everything for her, and the Ghost.
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My Rating: 4/5
Having read Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl and enjoyed it I knew that when I saw this book, also featuring someone who can see a ghost, that it seemed like a fun book and I would enjoy it. I was right. In a slight change from the way I usually format a review I’m going to say right now that this book needs another proof-read, there are a small number of spelling mistakes that really should have been picked up earlier. Aside from that, however, there is nothing wrong with this book and I mean nothing, the characters are well-written, the writing is light and breezy which makes it an easy read and ideal for when you want something uplifting or funny. I admit I got annoyed with Phoebe a few times for being dense and refusing to see what was glaring obvious to everyone else, I also disliked her future mother in law and her boyfriend/fiancee was as boring as a damp rag but even those characters I enjoyed reading about because they irritated me so.
There are some books where all the characters are nice and that’s great but when you have characters that are horrible, stupid or irritating then they need to be written in a way that means you won’t skip the pages when you come to them and that’s exactly what’s happened here. The irritating characters are as much a joy to read as the nice ones and that’s one of the things that make this a nice, easy read. I didn’t get as strong a sense of location as I did character, except for Edie’s (the Ghost’s) house because that stood out from the page, but this is a character driven story and while the locations are important to me they are mostly secondary to the story itself.
If you want to read something a little different, perhaps need a bit of a laugh of something lighter than what you’ve read of late then this is definitely worth a read. I really enjoyed it, even when I was frustrated at some of the characters, but it was also nice to see their development and watch the story unfold in front of me. I would class this as a cosy mystery with humour, it wraps you up and makes you keep reading right to the end. Definitely an author I will be reading more of in future.
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About the Author:
Nikki LeClair lives within Canada with her loving husband and their two rambunctious children. When she isn’t ordering her children to behave or begging her Border Terrier to listen to her, she sits behind her lap-top plotting out the next adventure of her new characters. She’s a fan of a good glass of Pinot Nior, and can’t live without her favorite Teas.
This is her second published novel. She also writes under her pen name, Vivian Brooks, and enjoys hearing from readers and fans of her work. You can find her on twitter at @NikkiL_Books , and on her Facebook Fan page Nikki LeClair.
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