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Giving up the Ghost (Bree and Steven #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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Albany Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris is having the year from hell. A sadistic admirer has been stalking her for months and now her friend Cheyenne Wilson has been beaten and left for dead.

With her ex-lover and faithful partner, Steven Kemp, Bree thrusts herself into the case. It’s not long before they believe two unrelated British men are connected to the att
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published March 6th 2011 by Peace in the Storm Publishing, LLC
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I wasn't sufficiently engaged in the story or characters so that even getting to chapter six was a bit of a slog. I believe this is the second book of a series so maybe that had something to do with it?

But moreso, I kept getting kicked out of the story by the dialogue. In conversation, every character used 'wanna' instead of 'want to' or 'gonna' instead of 'going to.' The book takes place in Albany so I wondered if it was a regional thing? But the main male protagonist used 'Ya' in stead of
Stephanie Williams
Mar 21, 2011 Stephanie Williams rated it it was amazing
First let me just start off by saying, this is one of the best crime/mystery/romance (yes there is some unrequited love) I have ever read.

The main crux of the story is finding out who attack Cheyenne. But with all the other little stories going on, you're getting whiplash--but in a good way.

There's the psycho. Really sick, scared me senseless.

There's the three way triangle. Simon, Steven and Bree, oh my!

And if you think you figured out who the perpetrator is, think again...and again...and ag
Delaney Diamond
This is exactly the way I like my thrillers. Fast-paced with enough action to hold my interest.
Mar 12, 2011 Ruth rated it it was amazing
The best thing about this book is that it's not predictable. Just when you think you've figured out who is doing what, Stacy-Deanne throws you off track and you're left going back to the drawing board to come up with another possible answer.

The story starts strong. Cheyenne is attacked, and her friend Brianna (Bree) comes in to investigate who did it. While on the case, Bree has to deal with a psycho stalker who calls her and makes sexually lewd comments--some of which were downright disgusting,
Deviant Divas
May 05, 2011 Deviant Divas rated it it was amazing
I just had the joy of reading *Giving Up the Ghost* by Stacy-Deanne. This storyline had me on the edge of my seat from the very first page. Detective Brianna Morris is investigating the attack of her friend Cheyenne Wilson. While on the case, she is being stalked by someone unknown to her. There are many twists and turns in the story that leave you wondering just how it's going to end. Who really was responsible for the attack? Who all is connected to whom? Remember, it's never quite what it see ...more
Aug 01, 2013 Kim rated it did not like it

I tried to get into this book but just couldn't. I stopped at 27% in. The storyline is just a complete bore. Yes I could see the suspense side of this book, but there has been absolutely no romance so far. I just don't want to invest any further time into this to see if it gets any better.
Jan 19, 2012 Kesha marked it as could-not-finish
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Sep 01, 2012 Olivia rated it really liked it
A friend at death's door, a psychotic stalker, a lover with a mysterious and dark past, and a partner who keeps you on the edge, YES, I'm speaking on Detective Brianna Morris in Stacy Deanne`s "Giving Up the Ghost". Bree is a sister on a mission to find the person responsible for the vicious attack on her best friend Cheyenne before the killer strikes again. Along with her partner Detective Steven Kemp, they enter a world of clubbing and chaos. Soon Bree begins to question those around and her f ...more
Sheryse DuBose
Apr 28, 2013 Sheryse DuBose rated it really liked it
I love any storyline where the main characters are cops and I love a good mystery. Imagine my delight when I was introduced to "Giving up the Ghost" that supplies both! Throw in a steamy interlude or two, along with a creepy stalker, and you've got a great novel. I really like the fact that Detective Breanna Morris may have been a tough-as-nails cop, but she was also human. To write this character as if she just knew everything just because she was a police detective, would have made this charac ...more
Tish Williams
Jan 28, 2015 Tish Williams rated it liked it
This was a pretty good book, fast paced and unpredictable. Just what I like from a mystery. Will definitely read more books by this author.
Cherry-Ann Carew
Jan 23, 2012 Cherry-Ann Carew rated it it was amazing
What a fast-paced journey. I was pulled in from the get go (just what I like). The plot was solid and every time I thought I figured out whodunit, the author threw a curve ball drawing me further into the story. Stacy's writing style is engaging, and so too, are the characters who jumped off the pages. Great rhythm and pace. I'll certainly be following this talented author's writings.

Apr 15, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Stay tuned for my review.
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Stacy-Deanne (pronounced Dee-Anne) is an award-winning and bestselling novelist of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women's fiction novels.

Her work includes Everlasting, Melody, Bruised, and Captivated. Stacy is a 2011 and 2012 African-American Literary Award nominee.

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