by Becki Willis
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 02 May 2017
Tangible Spirits is a light paranormal cozy that is a pleasure to read. It isn’t one of the standard witches/shifters/psychic (which can be very good in their own right) mysteries. Instead the mystery is set in a small tourist town that is reportedly haunted. The paranormal component is important but not overwhelming.
Gera Stapleton is a no nonsense reporter just starting out. A fluff piece about a town ghost who has turned against residents is exactly what she doesn’t want to write. Gera doesn’t believe in ghosts and can’t understand how an entire town could believe in their existence. As she arrives, however, a body is discovered. Murder is far more exciting to cover. Strangely, the town believes the ghost is responsible but Gera knows there is a very human culprit.
Tangible Spirits is a well done paranormal cozy. The romantic chemistry between Jake and Gera is sweet and believable. I also liked the story behind Jerome and its ghosts. It is clearly a charming tourist town. Whether it is meant to stand alone or to serve as an introduction to a series, Tangible Spirits is a sweet cozy mystery that is a delight.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Tangible Spirits from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Dead is dead. Gera Stapleton does not believe in ghosts.
In the infamous town of Jerome, Arizona, a once-friendly ghost named Mac has reportedly embarked on a petty crime spree, and, to her dismay, Gera is assigned the story. Has her journalism career come down to this? How can she accurately report a story on something she does not believe exists?
Now there has been a murder, and the townspeople are content to blame Mac for this, too. Determined to find the real killer—because there are no such things as ghosts, after all—Gera sets out to unravel the truth.
In a town filled with curiosities, Gera encounters a sexy hotel owner, an ornery sheriff, a helpful old woman, and a bad-tempered bartender. The more she digs, the more curious—and the more dangerous—this story becomes. What she discovers makes Gera question not only her beliefs, but her sanity, as well.
Is it possible? Could there truly be such a thing as these tangible spirits, after all?
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