I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Spirited Away by Angela Campbell
Series: The Psychic Detective Series #3
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers
Book 3 in the brilliantly witty ‘Psychic Detective’ series from Angela Campbell – perfect for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse & Stephanie Plum books!
Who knew pet-sitting could be so dangerous...or so sexy?!
Socially awkward Emma “Spider” Fisher prefers her laptop to people, so she’s more than happy to oblige her boss when he asks her to pet- and house-sit while he honeymoons in London.
But it doesn’t take long for accident-prone Spider to lose a dog, get locked out of the house, and set off the house alarm!
Thankfully, her hot new neighbor is more than happy to come to her rescue. But Noah West is a mystery to Spider—and one she intends to solve.
Ghosts, mayhem and danger. Oh, yeah.
Thoughts on Spirited Away
As I’ve been known to do, I started this series on a book other than book 1. I’m a rebel. I know. Hardcore. Anyway. Starting mid-series didn’t cause me any moments of confusion (awesome) and the bits of backstory we were given had enough explanation to whet my appetite for more (even more awesome). As an aside, hunky demon slayer/ghost talker dude… I might have to go back and read the book he made an earlier appearance in. Because I do like hunky dudes who can nonchalantly deal with demons and/or ghosts. As one does.
As for this book, ghosts. Lots of ghosts. And some coincidences that made me wonder if the supernatural has a hand in guiding individuals toward answers they wouldn’t have known to ask about if they hadn’t been thrown into certain situations. <–that’s me being vague. *evil laugh*
Right. So. Emma/Spider. I liked how she made a conscious decision to change herself from the person she was before into the person she longed to be. She was intelligent and flighty all at once–something that took a little getting used to–and very determined to show her bosses and co-workers that she has what it takes to get the job done.
And then there’s Noah. Secrets and half-truths abound with him. Not all of them FROM him, either. The poor guy gets a heavy dose of truth dropped on him and deals with it admirably.
A solid mystery with nice elements of the supernatural (and one hunky secondary character who I wouldn’t mind reading more about) and … well, let’s face it, I like ghosts and hot guys. So this book worked for me.