Ghostly Southern Mysteries, Book 5
Synopsis: Emma Lee Raines sees dead people
Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.
There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.
But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.
Review: I always spend a great time with the Southern Ghostly Mysteries series by Tonya Kappes and I look forward to each new volume to discover the further adventures of our dear Emma Lee Raines. And I must say that her nerves are strained here!!!
Our heroine is preparing a high school reunion with all the people who were with her when she was younger, this means both good and bad ones, starting with Jade Lee Peel. This woman has always messed around by calling her unpleasant names and making fun of her continually. But now Emma has changed and is determined to stand up to her this time, especially since she does not seem to have changed and wants to get her old boyfriend back, Jack Henry who is now Emma’s. But her diva role was quickly cut short when she was found strangled and Emma is then obliged to assist the young woman all day long. Finding her murderer becomes her mission number 1 to finally get rid of the girl!
As I said, it is as always a good time to follow Emma in her investigations. It must be said that her trauma business starts to grow, and she must be very careful with others so that they do not believe her crazy when she speaks in the wind. Something very difficult when Jade, the girl she hated, now harasses her without helping either. It was interesting to understand what had happened to Jade and it’s true that the mystery is pretty well done, I didn’t suspect a thing. However, it is quite sad to see the evolution of the relationship between Emma and her sister deteriorating gradually without understanding exactly the reason (well not completely).
I was quite surprised by the end of the novel which I absolutely did not expect and I must admit I am a little sad while waiting to read the 6th volume.