4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Angie Fox for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.
Who else is excited the next book in the ‘Southern Ghost Hunters Mystery’ series? I sure was! And I wasn’t disappointed with book three either.
It was a fantastic little read that stayed true to the series and the entertaining writing of Ms Fox. If you’ve not read the other books and short stories in the ‘Southern Ghost Hunters Mystery’ series, you might have felt a little out of your depth if this is the first one you read. But it would still be an entertaining read and there was enough ‘catch up dialogue’ to help the reader gain an understanding of the storyline without spending half the book retelling it all – like some authors do.
No! ‘The Haunted Heist’ was fun, fast and fantastic! My only complaint is I finished it too quickly and wanted more. That and I was a little sketchy on a few things mentioned, but put that down to the amount I’ve been reading of late. Rather than see it as a negative I see it as a fabulous positive… I can’t remember all of the series, well gosh darn it, I guess I’m just going to have to sit down and read them all again. Such a shame. 😉
Something I really liked about ‘The Haunted Heist’ is that the characters are slowly maturing and growing along with the storyline. They’re not just doing the same thing but on different days. Verity and Ellis are sorting things out, we get to learn more about Frankie, his death and his friends and all in all it kept the plot – and my interest – in the series going strong. There was drama, intrigue, a little history, a lot of mystery and even some good nail biting moments. It’s not just some blonde making witty one liners and dealing with ghosts. Anyone who goes into reading this book thinking that – put it down, step away and go find something else to do. You are not the reader we are looking for. 😉
And did I mention I want more?
Would I recommend this book to others?
Yes I would. Admittedly I would recommend they read all the other books and short stories in the series first, but that’s just so they can get the same love for the series I have.
Would I buy this book for myself?
Absolutely. I own the rest of the series (including the short stories) and would happily go out and buy this one too.
In summary: A great little read for lovers of supernatural mysteries that are light hearted, occasionally funny but still heart felt and sometimes emotional. Loved it, want more!
Until next time,