A Ghostly Reunion (Ghostly Southern Mysteries – 5) by Tonya Kappes
Emma Lee Raines sees dead people
Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.
There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.
But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.
Tonya Kappes has written more than fifteen novels and four novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in northern Kentucky. Now that her boys are teenagers, Tonya writes full-time but can be found at all of her guys’ high school games with a pencil and paper in hand.
Emma Lee Raines, owner of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, sees the murdered dead after a conk to the head and they need her help to cross over. This time Emma is getting ready to attend a high school reunion when she discovers her nemesis from high school is going to be there. Jade Lee Peel is a prom queen turned reality star and not going to let anyone forget. Then she turns up dead and starts bothering Emma to find her killer. But something is going on, Emma doesn’t share any information and even try to be helpful.
This is a great little cozy mystery. Emma is a sweet lady that would rather someone think her looney than admit she talks to ghosts. The only way to get Jade out of her hair pronto is to get her to the other side, willingly or not.
This is a great story that had me guessing throughout the book. But I love the location of Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky and all the colorful people that live in this little town. I was laughing so hard at Emma talking to Jade and trying to not let those around her know what was going on.
This is the first book I have read from Tonya Kappes but it will NOT be my last one.
I received A Ghostly Reunion from Partners in Crime for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.