Gone With The Ghost
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The Good, The Bad, And Everything In Between: I love when the paranormal rubs elbows with mystery especially when it's chock full of humor. I giggled, smiled, and literally LOL a couple of times throughout this book. I enjoyed the various characters including Bailey and Ryan but wish they were more fleshed out. The book is rather short which is awesome for me because I have been struggling with sticking with longer books but, honestly, if it ...more
This book... I dunno. I'm not sure if it was it or me, but I was not getting into it. It just seemed like it was taking too long for the actual investigation part of the mystery to get going. Plus, I wasn't connecting with Bailey as a character and just... blech!
I'm not sure if it was the book or me, so I may try this again sometime, but for now, I just don't want to have to force myself with it anymore.
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Gone with the Ghost is the first in a brand new paranormal mystery series by Erin McCarthy. While it's an extremely quick read at only 220 pages, everything get done in an ample amount of time to keep readers satisfied. For me, I love paranormal mysteries so any new ones that are being released will almost immediately call my name. On top of that, knowing that this book was written by Erin McCarthy (I used to read all of her books way back i ...more
Six months ago, Bailey Burke's best friend committed suicide. Worse, he did it right after she confessed her love to him. Now she can barely live with herself. When he suddenly appears to her as a ghost and begs her to help him solve the mystery of his murder, she half thinks she has gone crazy. But if he didn't kill himself...who did?
SO, let's talk about the elephant in the room. Bailey Burke is supposed to be a redhead. And ...more
It’s a case of getting out of purgatory. Both literally and figuratively. Ooh, that was mean of me. I normally read a book in a day, but this one. This one took me two weeks. I kept putting it down because it was so dull.
It took forever to get somewhere. I suspect part of it was Bailey’ ...more
I really didn't see who the killer was, I thought it was going to be someone else. Now with a second ghost showing ...more
~ 4 Ghostly Stars ~
What a fun and entertaining mystery. This was exactly what I had been looking for. This book brought me back to my Nancy Drew days as a kid.
I loved the storyline and the characters we met in this book. I will tell you this...this book is not really a romantic suspense story. Yes there is a little bit of an underlying romance that budded but the main point to this book is the mystery and being able ...more
Obviously with Ghost in the title, this is a paranormal book. When I joined G ...more
“I’ve always loved you, Ryan.”
There, I said it. Not in a romantic kind of love way, but as the platonic love that it had always been, even when I hadn’t understood that. It was said with no expectation of him saying anything in return. He wasn’t sentimental. But he surprised me. His voice was gruff, but he managed,
“I love you too.”
it seems too much to ask for ryan and bailey to be together because ryan is already dead.... I'm really sad but ...more
Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Gone with the Ghost is the first in the Murder by Design series which throws together two best friends in a unpredictable situation when one dies and the other is left to solve their death. A death that may be not as simple as the one left behind thought . Our criminal solver Bailey is far from the typical character I expected to be solving crimes. She an interior designer with a flair for ...more
Murder By Design, Book #1
Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen ...more
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I'm so glad Erin is BACK! And not only has she got a tale to tell, it's a freakin GHOST MURDER MYSTERY! And it's in my hometown so I've already got love for this series.
Moving on, I love Bailey: she's smart, she's funny, and she has this adorable awkwardness about her where I instantly connected. Her reaction to Ryan's ghost showing up is so honest and believable. Having a mystery story that really dedicates itself to the story of "who-done...more
What I enjoyed:
* Having Ryan's ghost show up was the best thing for Bailey. She really needed the closure she got from finding out more about his life.
* I want to know more about these "rules" of the afterlife, I can't believe the dead have to pass classes
* Good mystery (view spoiler)[I was afraid Jake was going to be behind it for a bit and am glad he wasn't. (hide spoiler)]
What could have been better:
* It is a pe ...more
The story starts out.... The day I tried to kiss my best friend Ryan he killed himself....Very interesting
Bailey blamed herself for 6 months for Ryan's suicide until Ryan showed up as a ghost that only she could see and hear asking her to help him solve his murder..
This story reminded me of the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze... I loved the humor and sassy talk between Bailey and Ryan and how he would pop in at odd moments that were embarrassing to Bailey..laugh out loud moment ...more
I must admit that I did not know what to expect after reading the description of this book only because I have lost people who have committed suicide but the book did not focus only on that. I found it to be funny and suspenseful.
Erin did a great job creating this murder mystery all while keeping things funny due to Bailey Burke's quirky attitude.
Gone with the Ghost is a mystery novel from an author I've previously enjoyed reading romance from. I wanted something a little different than my standard romantic genre and hoped to find a new series to look forward to.
Overall, I was pleased with this book. It's definitely not traditional romance but does have some romantic elements to it. The main two characters are Bailey, a slightly down on her luck former crime scene analysis turned home stager/designer. She doesn't like blood a ...more
so I loved the quirky humor in this book. It’s refreshing to see. I also loved the home stager becoming detective for her best friend and seeing him through different eyes. Even if he is a ghost and she is the only one who can see him.
the quirky humour on the classes in purgatory and all the off brand humour helped to add some levity to the dangerous situation that was unfolding before our eyes.
Overall Ryan is a good guy just made some bad choices. He ch ...more
I got this book because I thought it sounded like a cute premise in a cozy mystery.
Not so much.
Bailey is a woman who stages homes for sale, but she once worked as a crime scene tech for the police department. Six months ago, her best friend, Ryan, took his own life. He shot himself right after she had kissed him. He was a cop and the police department say it was a suicide.
Now Ryan has returned from the dead and he wants Bailey to help him find out who murdered him. He does not remember what ...more
I don't want to tell anyone not to read this just wasn't for me.
What do you do when the man your morning pops up in your kitchen and says he needs you to help prove who murdered him? In this case, you do what you've always done, jump in with both feet and help him. After all, he is your best friend and you love him. You have always loved him and you told him the night he committed suicide, which is why you have spent the past eight months mired in guilt over his death and unable to swallow food and losing weight, looking like a ...more
Imagine waking up one morning to find your dead best friend standing in your kitchen asking you to solve a murder, their murder. That's the basis of this book.
Whilst the book was entertaining and amusing, the main character's obsession with breasts (hers as well as every set she sees) really irritated me. It was over the top. Too much. I got sick of reading about doub ...more