Silence of the Ghost: Murder by Design, Book 2 by Erin McCarthy
Date of Publication: August 22, 2017
Expert home stager Bailey Burke has come to terms with the fact that her friend, Ryan, is a ghost, but she thought after they solved his murder together, he would get sucked into the light. Instead he's hanging around and interfering in her love life, and mocking her inability to drink Jameson.
When a body is found near her historic neighborhood of Ohio City, mimicking the famous Torso Murders, and she starts hearing voices, Bailey thinks she's really lost it now. Ryan's ghost is one thing, but a whole gaggle of undead talking to her? No thanks. But Ryan informs Bailey she's not nuts…she is a spiritual medium. And with him as middleman between the victims and the police, they can give the dead justice and he will finally get his one-way ticket to heaven. Considering Eliot Ness allegedly went to his grave bitter that it was the one case he couldn't solve, Bailey doesn't see how an uptight lightweight like herself can handle the modern equivalent. But now that Ryan has scared off every man she's tried to date, including his former partner Marner, she has Saturday nights free for murder-mystery solving.
Yet dealing with the dead is more difficult than de-cluttering a hoarder's house. Bailey finds herself pulled in all directions… and possibly conned by a killer.
A mystery with romance, humor, danger, action, murder and oh so fabulous characters! Silence Of The Ghost was AWE-MAZING! On the edge of your seat action, a hint of romance that made me tingle, fun and weirdly helpful ghosts, some humor that just had me giggling and a mystery to solve with loads of twists, turns, danger...a heck of a thrill ride if you ask me!
Bailey reminds me a bit of another PI from one of my other favorite series, Charley Davidson. Bailey is fun, smart, determined to help, even when things get scary and she has a sense of humor that I both love and admire. Her seeing and dealing with ghosts while helping to solve a murder was heck of a lot of fun. I never knew where things were going to go and I admired the twists. I am kind of hooked now on this series!
Silence Of The Ghost gets a THRILLING FIVE SHOOTING STARS! I can't wait to dive into the next mystery with Bailey and her gaggle of ghosts!
About Erin McCarthy
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.