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, as 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…
As I move further in the series, I find myself amused by the precarious positions Verity finds herself in. As her gangster Frankie opens her up to the ghostly plane, she finds herself in more and more trouble time and again. In this latest installment of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Verity is seizing an opportunity to use her creativity and pursue an advertising job at a local bank. However, as luck may have it she loses her job just minutes after receiving it. Apparently something in the universe is pulling Verity away from graphic design and towards ghost hunting.
While she’s saddened by the lost opportunity, she finds she truly cannot fret about it because she must solve the mysterious murder of the bank’s president. His murder is made to look exactly like that of a murdering duo from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Despite Frankie’s warnings that she should just mind her own business, Verity is dead set on discovering the identity of the murderer and their connection to the Sugarland’s version of Bonnie and Clyde.
After two other cases where a ghost didn’t commit the murder, you would think Verity wouldn’t be so quick to assume one had committed this crime. I have a feeling this is going to be an issue I have with the leading lady, as she is extremely quick to assume it’s a ghost. This book dragged a bit in the beginning. A lot of time was spent on introducing a new ghostly friend of Frankie’s and trying to look for clues in the basement of the bank. Fortunately, the book does begin to pick up its pace and overall I enjoyed it.
This book felt more like a filler and it serves to put Verity on the path to becoming a professional ghost hunter. It’s an okay read and I think it serves its purpose well, but I have already finished a few books after this and I would have to say this is probably my least favorite of the series so far.