Verity Long doesn’t want to see ghosts, and she’d rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend’s resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn what is really happening.
They discover an age-old secret, and must learn the truth behind a mysterious disappearance…before it’s too late.
If I was unsure of this series before, this novella has helped me to find my love and interest. Verity and her gangster ghost weren’t the easiest characters to become interested in. Taking place after Southern Spirits, this story allows you to gain some insight to Verity’s continued struggle to embrace her new circumstances.
While Verity enjoys helping others, Frankie is less than amused to help others for “nothing.” This difference of opinion leaves Verity conflicted as she knows she must have Frankie’s help to solve the mystery of what is happening in the local thrift shop. What unfolds is a tragic story of war and lost love.
I was impressed by how easily I became invested in this short novella. The previous book was hard to get into, but this story captured my attention easily and I found that I enjoyed the tale. This little look into another part of Sugarland and its historic roots resonated with me. Unfortunately, this novella is far too short for me to truly get into the parts I liked. I fear that if I do, I will spoil the story for others and that is something I do not wish to do.
What I can tell you is that I enjoyed the story and I like that it helps to connect the events from the first book to the second. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in adding a new cozy mystery to their reading lists and I would caution you to make sure you read the novellas in their correct order so you don’t miss anything.