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Givin' Up The Ghost (Indigo Eady Paranormal Mystery #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
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Murder victim Bart Bagley is not content to merely roll over in his grave. He wants his murderer caught and he wants teenage ghost whisperer, Indigo Eady, to help him.

It becomes obvious that Bart’s temper led to more than one disagreement, but is it enough to want him dead? With nothing but a cold trail and a hot list of “friendly” suspects, Indigo and her f
Paperback, 306 pages
Published October 8th 2012 (first published September 28th 2012)
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Angela Brown
Aug 28, 2012 Angela Brown rated it it was amazing
I'll try to keep this spoiler free. So here we go.

I'm not big on having to choose a star rating, but for this novel, 5 stars works. Paranormal doesn't require it be uber down or so scary it makes you want to crawl out of your own skin. Paranormal can be cozy. And that is what GIVIN' UP THE GHOST was for me.

A cozy paranormal.

I absolutely love Indigo Eady. Gwen does an excellent job establishing her voice from the beginning. Getting to know Indigo, as the book moved along, was truly a joy.

The stor
Kitty Muse Book Reviews
Jan 08, 2013 Kitty Muse Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
Indigo Eady is just your average 16-year-old girl. That is, if you define "average" as: being moved to another country after your dad has been murdered; being followed constantly by a dark evil shadow that smells of burnt dog poo; seeing and talking to ghosts; and being a total klutz around quite possibly the cutest boy in the world.

Okay, so she's a little different...

Indigo (named for the color of her eyes) has just recently moved to England, and is liviing with her uncle and cousin. The house
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Gwen Gardner, author of Givin' Up The Ghost, for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.

What a great book! I didn't expect it to be able to knock me over but it really did. It's simply great. The characters are fully flourished and well developed and I found Indigo to be charming and adorable and it as easy to connect with her, well all thanks
Linda Jackson
Oct 25, 2012 Linda Jackson rated it it was amazing
Paranormal is not my usual genre, but I always love a good ghost story. And "Giving Up the Ghost" is no exception. The main character Indigo is not only smart, but she also has a sense of humor. She will keep you on your toes.
Dakini  K
Oct 10, 2013 Dakini K rated it really liked it
I received access to this novel in exchange for an honest review.

I'd like to begin by thanking Gwen Gardner for allowing me to read this enjoyable story.

Givin Up the Ghost has a really strong start. It was easy for me to become entangled in Indigo's crazy world and I instantly craved a better understanding of her gift, and the stuff she is starting to discover.

I love the connection between Indigo and Badger, and I think their banter and reaction to one another goes a long way i
Graeme Ing
This is a highly addictive read. Indigo Eady (great name!) is an American teenager in a very English setting, trying to solve the mystery of her friend's dad's murder. Sounds simple right? Oh no. Indigo sees and talks with ghosts, so the murder investigation by Indigo and her friends is part traditional sleuthing and part gaining information from the dozens of spirits hanging around.

Indigo is a great character. The author has captured the culture differences perfectly, and you're going to learn
Jeff Chapman
Feb 09, 2016 Jeff Chapman rated it really liked it
Following her father's death, Indigo Eady has moved to a small village in England to live with her uncle and cousin. Wherever Indigo lives, she has more than the human population to contend with. Indigo can see and communicate with spirits, whether she wants to deal with them or not. She discovers after talking with a spirit that a friend's father has been murdered. Local gossip says he ran off with his secretary and the police aren't doing a thing. There's no body. Indigo, her cousin, and the ...more
Sharon Bayliss
Jan 17, 2013 Sharon Bayliss rated it really liked it
I read this book before it was published, so I'm reviewing the manuscript version. This was a fast, fun read that's perfect for anyone who likes a good mystery with supernatural elements. Indigo is sweet and likable, yet strong and clever. The author blends humor and dark themes in a satisfying way. Definitely worth checking out!
Donna Richardson
Oct 10, 2012 Donna Richardson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Givin' Up The Ghost by Gwen Gardner. This is a well written book. It keep my interest. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next book by this great author.
J.L. Campbell
Mar 07, 2013 J.L. Campbell rated it it was amazing
STORYLINE: A sixteen-year-old girl is transplanted to her Uncle’s house in England after her father’s death. She prefers to hide her psychic gifts, but can’t after a murdered man appeals to her to solve the mystery of his death.

When it is clear that Indigo’s skills are not a hoax, she and her friends get busy trying to solve the case. The situation becomes more intriguing and deadly until the murderer is exposed.

Indigo Eady is a typical teen, except for the fact that she has special skills and
Christine Rains
Mar 06, 2013 Christine Rains rated it it was amazing
Having recently lost her father, Indigo Eady has moved to a village in England to live with her Uncle Richard and cousin Simon. She's looking forward to a fresh start and forgetting the troubles her psychic talents have brought her. Yet in an old town, there are a lot of spirits and it's hard to find some peace. Simon convinces Indigo to help find out what happened to his best friend Badger's father. When she discovers the man has been murdered and the police haven't done a thing, the friends ...more
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Givin’ Up the Ghost
By Gwen Gardner
Givin’ Up the Ghost, by Gwen Gardner, is a cozy mystery involving a sixteen year-old girl who moved in with her uncle and cousin. Indigo Eady, who has the ability to see ghosts, and her fifteen year-old cousin, Simon, are seemingly looking for something to do. They, together with their friends Badger and Riley, start to investigate what happened to Badger and Riley’s father, who had mysteriously disappeared. Everyone thought that he had run away with his secreta
Julie Flanders
Jan 22, 2013 Julie Flanders rated it it was amazing
I love ghost stories, so the title of this book caught my attention from the start. I expected to like it, and definitely wasn't disappointed.

Indigo Eady is a funny and engaging main character, and I was hooked on her story from the beginning. Indigo is an American teenager who has moved to the UK to live with her uncle and cousin following the death of her father. As someone who is blessed/cursed with the ability to see and interact with ghosts who have not yet left this plain, Indigo quickly
C. McKenzie
Jan 21, 2015 C. McKenzie rated it really liked it
Indigo Eady is just like any American girl adjusting to life in England, with a couple of exceptions. Her father died a few months ago, so she's not in England on holiday; she's there to live with her uncle and cousin and to "adjust" to being an orphan at sixteen. Then there's the other part of her life that's a tad unusual and often downright annoying. She sees and talks to spirits, and she has the rare talent called Psychometry--she can read the history or energy of objects.

When Indigo runs in
Sep 24, 2014 Ellie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
From the gorgeous cover to the enthralling plot, I found it difficult to put this book down. Only a work shift was enough to force me to stop reading.

Givin' Up The Ghost is a riveting tale about 16-year-old Indigo Eady, an American who finds herself moving to England to live with her uncle and cousin following her father's murder. Indigo, named after the colour of her eyes, isn't your normal teenager - she can see the dead. She uses that special skill, sometimes reluctantly, along with the help
Kj Partridge
Mar 01, 2013 Kj Partridge rated it really liked it
I do love a good paranormal book, but hadn't ventured into the mystery side much, this book changes all that.

Indigo Eady is a wonderful story of a teenage girl, who upon the death of her dad, moved to England to live with her uncle and cousin. With her ability to see and interact with spirits, she is soon embroiled in murder mystery with her cousin and his friends. The village setting has a charm all its own and I love the accents and way things are said. I truly love a couple of the spirits
C.M. Brown
Apr 08, 2013 C.M. Brown rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised reading Givin' Up the Ghost, by Gwen Gardner, I expected a simple ghost story, but Gwen filled the story with the unexpected.

A murder mystery, centered around a small town in England, where a teenage American girl lives with her uncle and cousin. She is not the run of the mill teenager, as she has a connection, through her family line, with the paranormal....She can see and converse with ghosts, and this makes her life anything but normal!

Indigo teams up with her cous
Katharina Gerlach
Feb 25, 2013 Katharina Gerlach rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This was a great story. With similar worldbuilding as Ghost Whisperer (TV-series), it still managed to be a unique story. I liked Eady very much and her insecurities and brusqueness were very well developed. I had some problems to understand why her cousin was so determined to solve his friend's mystery. It's not that the reason wasn't valid, it was. It's probably due to the fact that I never lost anything as dear as a parent when I was young. So, it's not a fault of the book, I just lack ...more
Oct 19, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it
Indigo Eady is a sixteen year old ,who is a psyhic. She tries to keep her ablility a secret but circumstances force her to reveal what she can really do . When her dad dies and she has to move in with her uncle and her cousin Simon.Strange things keep happening and ghost keep invading her space. Shen learns of the disappearence of a man called Bart Bagley. The ghost of Bart Bagley speaks to Indigo for her help in solving the mystery behind his disappearence. Indgo accepts the challenge along ...more
Oct 16, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
Indigo Eady is a unique name for a likeable and unforgettable character.

She is a psychic teenager, charming and clumsy too, who has to deal with an assortment of spirits who inhabit her crazy world, where ghosts appear and disappear without warning, while she tries not to mess up in front of the boy she likes. It's quite a challenge. However, her wonderful spirit shines through despite the inevitable mishaps and obvious embarrassment that ensues.

This delightful story revolves around a mystery,
Feb 28, 2013 Kaila rated it really liked it
I liked it..some parts were slow and I didn't always remember the different country words lol but besides that it was very good..looking forward to the next book and hoping for more mystery and intrigue
Feb 14, 2013 Tara rated it really liked it
Indigo Eady is Nancy Drew in London with paranormal powers! Givin Up the Ghost was fun to read and I look forward to more adventures with Indigo!
Noelle Walsh
Jan 19, 2014 Noelle Walsh rated it it was amazing
This book was really fun to read. I enjoyed it to no end! The story was amazing and who doesn't love a good mystery? Definitely worth reading!
Wanda Hartzenberg
Dec 31, 2015 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This was a nice surprise.
The book is well written. Some of the ghosts were very entertaining and I was left with a warm and fuzzy feeling. A happy reader thus.

M. Pax
Aug 18, 2013 M. Pax rated it it was amazing
A fun, easy, and quirky read. Love the paranormal and ghost aspects of this story, and it revolves around a juicy mystery.
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Gwen Gardner is a native Californian living in sunny San Diego. Life is now complete with her husband, two dogs and a daily call from her daughter.

Since ghosts feature prominently in her young adult Indigo Eady Paranormal “Cozy” Mystery series, she has a secret desire to meet one face to face - but will run screaming for the hills if she ever does. Gwen adores travel and experiencing the cultures
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