A Ghostly Suspect by Tonya Kappes

July 14, 2019 Elle Book Review


A Ghostly Suspect by Tonya KappesA Ghostly Suspect by Tonya Kappes
Publication Date: June 28, 2019
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #8
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 216
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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My Rating : five-stars

A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It's all in a day's work for Emma Lee Raines . . .
especially when the ghost turns out to be someone very dear to her heart. Debbie Dually, psychic and friend who has guided Emma Lee since the she was bopped on the head from a falling plastic Santa, local undertaker Emma Lee Raines is told she's suffering from “funeral trauma.”

Debbie Dually is the one who informed Emma Lee that she wasn't crazy, she was a Betweener, someone who can communicate with ghosts with the not-so-dearly departed. In fact, she told Emma Lee how she was the only one that could help solve their murder to help them rest in eternal peace.

This time Debbie Dually finds herself needing Emma's help. This means solving her own murder.
Emma goes deep undercover as a fake psychic in order to see into the past and help Debbie cross over. Emma Lee doesn't realize this opens up a whole can of new Betweener clients that refuse to leave her alone.

When Emma Lee is tagged as the number one suspect in Debbie Dually's death, her handsome state trooper boyfriend, Jack Henry, has no choice but to come back to Whispering Falls and get to the bottom of what is going on before it's too late and Emma Lee goes to the state pen for a very long time.

Tonya Kappes is a vivid storyteller and I feel like every book she writes transports me to a new place. This is no different with A Ghostly Suspect. If you are unfamiliar with this series you should know that is is a paranormal, cozy mystery. The main character of the story is Emma Lee Raines and she resides in Sleepy Hollow, KY where she runs a funeral home. Interestingly, not only does she provide services for the dead but she also can see them. I guess it would come in handy in her line of work, yea? It sure does! 

Tonya Kappes brings this book to life. If I could befriend Emma myself I would. I love the way she lives her life and the fact that she can help the dead in more ways than one. I find the plot to be intriguing, the mystery to be well paced and fun, and the paranormal aspects to be top notch! This is definitely a book/series that you are going to wanna check out anything within the genre.

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