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
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
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.
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
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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-it...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
“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
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
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
The blurb is what caught my attention on this one. Then the cover threw me off and I wasn't so sure. But I read on anyways, and I was rather shocked. Another reason to never judge a book by its cover.
I haven't and don't read many murder mysteries or suspense books, because I don't really have a yern for them, but I liked this one. I'm glad I read it.
Bailey is left a complete mess when her best friend, who just so happens to be the man she is in love with, Ryan, kills himself. Six m ...more
Normally I like my book to have at least some action in the bedroom (or where ever the couple happen to be) but I really didn't miss it in this book. This is really a mystery book where the heroine, Bailey Burke, is trying to help her dead best friend find out how/why he died. There are a lot of smiles alon ...more
This book has been sitting on my “Currently Reading” list for over a month…but it did not take me that long to read. It took me three evenings, tops. The plot really sped up at the end.
This is one of those cozys that turns out to be fun to read. It doesn’t have the traditional ending, but it seques into the new book in the series so well, that I found myself reading the teaser chapter at the end of ...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