GONE WITH THE GHOST – An Erin McCarthy Review


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” versus a budding romance was refreshing. I honestly kept changing who I thought the killer was at every turn! That’s what a great mystery will do to you.

Add in the fact that Ryan has that love-able jerk persona (how do I still find him charming!?) that clashes ever so hilariously with Bailey’s shyness and there is so much comic relief in this story that it makes it a lighthearted murder….if that’s even possible.

That being said…Marner sounds positively delectable and I’m so excited to see where he and Bailey could go. I can’t wait to read on with more adventures that Bailey will get in to! This story reminded me so much of Casey Daniels ghost-talking mysteries set in Cleveland so I’m glad to have another delightful series to turn to!

18519527_1338212479580265_6027734910972881960_n.jpg 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. Which he is…

Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan’s counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.

An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan’s former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day… and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger.










USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.
When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.


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