Sunday, 15 April 2018

Ghost in the Park (Unruly Ghost Mysteries #1) by Julianne Q. Johnson


From Goodreads

A killer, a ghost, and a cat named Billy.

Bryce's favorite student has fallen prey to a vicious killer. He's a mild-mannered college professor, but Bryce feels compelled to use his psychic insight and ability to talk to the dead to bring this murderer to justice. Enter Elizabeth. This ghost is distracting, pushy, and eighteen years old. While she needles Bryce to change his hermit ways, she also shows abilities that will aid him in his search for the serial killer. In the end, he'll discover why Elizabeth is not your average ghost. 
My thoughts
My thanks to the Author via the Publisher and TBConFB for an opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review. I gave this a 4 stars or 8/10.
I have to admit that I struggled a little at first with this one and put it to one side for a while. However, once I went back to it I found it a thoroughly engaging and well written refreshing read.
Bryce is a college professor, who writes in his free time. He also has some psychic awareness and is able to communicate with the dead, this is not always a blessing though. Elizabeth, is only 18 years old, she is very distracting and pushy. She is unusual in more ways than one, she has the ability to communicate with Bryce, but there is more to her than that. She wants Bryce to want more from his seemingly solitary life. As Bryce becomes aware of events that have happened, he feels destined to help with the aid of his ghostly acquaintances. 
The Author has the ability to deliver many things in her writing. She is able to deliver a character driven story that has humour, romance, quirkiness, paranormal hints and above all a case to solve. With the help of Bryce, Elizabeth and the secondary characters all of these are achieved to varying degrees throughout the story. This is the first book in the Unruly Ghost Mysteries thriller series. I will be reading the rest of the series in due course and look forward to see how the characters develop with each successive book.
If you're getting a little tired of the normal thriller style stories, then grab yourself a copy of this as it's a refreshing change to the norm. 

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