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Osgood Riddance by Cooper S. Beckett
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I adored the first book in this series and was so excited for a chance to read this sequel. Health issues made me sit on it for a bit and it was torture to not get to it, wondering what happened to Os at the end of the first book. This one picks up from that cliffhanger ending and grabs you from the start by setting up a clever mystery which drives the subsequent action.

One the whole, I think this second installment in the Spectral Investigator series is better than the first. (That says something, because I gave 5-stars to that one as well.) With the establishing of relationships, introducing main characters and concepts, and the basic world building out of the way in the first book, Beckett is free to lead us through a couple hundred pages of fun, fast-paced action. We have here a novel filled with demons, monsters, witches, interpersonal drama, and trans-dimensional conflict laced with the witty repartee and moved by lovable and now-familiar characters.

This book develops the ensemble cast of characters more than the first does, and to good effect. The heart and soul of this novel, however, is still the protagonist Pru Osgood. She is clever, vulnerable, defiant, and messed up in all the right, relatable, and endearing ways. This is made all the better by the fact that I still can’t think of another queer paranormal investigator series in any media.

I’m a big fan of Cooper S Beckett. I think he’s one of the most enjoyable writers out there that you probably don’t know about. Do yourself a favor- read Osgood Riddance and this both. Then sign up for email list and get the short, Osgood Con as well. You’ll be hooked.
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Reading Progress

October 6, 2019 – Started Reading
October 6, 2019 – Shelved
December 4, 2019 –
December 22, 2019 –
page 195
December 27, 2019 – Finished Reading
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: cthulhu-mythos
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-ha-mount-tbr-challenge
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: weird-fiction
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: lovecraftian
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: horror

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