Gera Stapleton does not believe in ghosts, which is why she finds it ridiculous that her editor has sent her to Jerome, Arizona to cover a ghost story. The locals call him Mac; he died in 1938 and has been seen around town and helping people since then. But lately, he’s been stealing and assaulting, and right as Gera gets into town it looks like he’s murdered a man as well. Gera has to find out what made this ghost go bad, which is a task complicated by the fact she does not believe in ghosts. Gera is determined to solve this story, and along the way she might just discover there are such a thing as Tangible Spirits after all.
I love ghost stories and murder mysteries, so this book was a fantastic combination of both. I think if you like either of those genres, you will be satisfied with this book. I liked that even though Gera does not believe in ghosts, it doesn’t mean they don’t believe in her and can help her to get to the truth. Gera’s character was great. I don’t know if I can say that she had a lot of depth, but I loved her sarcasm and fearlessness. It seemed like she went about her investigation realistically, without very much help from the police, which you would expect in the real world. Generally, the police don’t tell random reporters every detail of a case just because they ask nicely and promise very sweetly to keep it off the record.
All of the different ghost stories intertwined within the main plot were fascinating. The ghosts that you encounter are fantastic, and the author did a great job of explaining how we could see them and why they’re still here. The ghosts were a great source of information about the town and it’s people. I even learned something new about American history, and I did look it up to make sure it was true. Definitely a fun read worth checking out.
|Page Count||316 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|