Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1

Synopsis: When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.

There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn’t above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

Review: I heard a lot about Angie Fox and her novels and I remember getting the novel for free some time ago on amazon. Finally finding a little time to get into it, I did not hesitate. And how to resist a ghost story? Impossible!

Verity must handle big changes in her life. She is losing everything she inherited from her grandmother liker her house that she loves more than anything. Why is that? After learning that her fiancé was cheating on her, she abandoned him to the altar. But now, B eau is blackmailing her so she can not tell anyone what happened and passes for the victim of the story. And Verity besides being badly seen by all the inhabitants of the city, must repay the whole marriage. An astronomical sum. Yet she did not expect to manipulate an urn to face the ghost attached to the object. She was even less expecting her ex-fiancé’s brother to ask her to help her to exterminate the ghosts who reside in a house he bought. Although she does not know much, our heroine does not have much choice and must find money as soon as possible. She will ally with the handsome Ellis who hates her, without knowing that the story in which she will fall is much more dangerous than she thought.

I really liked this novel. Verity is in a situation that exceeds her completely and yet she is determined to go all the way! And Frankie? This former gangster who will help our heroine when she needs it? I enjoyed their exchanges. And then there is Ellis … Ah Ellis, charming and yet he comes from a horrible family. I was glad to see that he was gradually realizing who the young woman really was, and I must say that I am very curious to see what it will look like afterwards.

It was a very good novel, I loved the interactions with the ghosts and the investigation of this first novel and I can not wait to discover what the author reserves for the future!

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