Genre: Paranormal / Thriller / Suspense Publisher: Clear Creek Publishing Date of Publication: May 13, 2017
Number of Pages: 316 Scroll down for giveaway!
Dead is dead. Gera Stapleton does not believe in ghosts. Reporter Gera Stapleton has a difficult choice to make: write the story of a lifetime or save the legacy of a town—and a man—she has come to love. Assigned to a piece in Jerome, Arizona about a once-friendly ghost gone on a crime spree, Gera stumbles upon an amazing tale of greed, deception, and family honor—and murder. When the killer targets her as the next victim, an unlikely savior comes to her rescue. Smart dialogue, plenty of action, and a touch of the supernatural make this a must-read novel.
PRAISE FOR TANGIBLE SPIRITS:
“Becki Willis blends bits of history with bits of fancy and weaves a tantalizing tale you won’t soon forget.”
To the delight of readers around the world, Becki Willis writes memorable characters in believable situations. Best known for Forgotten Boxes and The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Becki has won numerous awards, but says her biggest achievement is her family and her loyal reader base.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.
Blending elements of paranormal, cozy, and romance, this story is just multi-layered enough to satisfy any reader as it weaves together into an intriguing and well plotted mystery. While there was a certain degree of predictability that worked to downplay the tension, ultimately the unique twists created an engaging and thoroughly entertaining story from beginning to end. I was instantly drawn into the story with Willis’ effortless writing style that shines through with Gera’s narration as it vividly captures this colorful community and its eclectic cast of characters. Her descriptions create such “tangible” and lifelike personalities that jump off the page, while simultaneously pulling you into such an endearing and realistic setting that is only further enhanced by the scattering of historical truth into the narrative. Gera’s journalism background and investigative instincts give her amateur sleuthing skills authenticity and works perfectly as a guide for readers to fall into. It was an absolute treat to move through the story in her company and draw from her insatiable curiosity as she tries to discover the truth. As is the tendency with cozies, a series is definitely in order that sheds light into other paranormal activity and tests Gera’s skepticism in much the same way that Scully came to believe through her work with the X-Files! I would also be very interested to see how the romantic interactions play out as the adventures continue. But while I wait for what I hope will be more, I’ll now be taking an excited look at the author’s backlist.
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