4 out of 5 stars
I would like to that the author Angie Fox for allowing me a preview of ‘Dog Gone Ghost’ by being a part of her Review Crew. I am not being forced to make this review and am free to leave the group whenever I like… but as I love getting to read her work, that isn’t going to happen any time soon. 😉 But the review is all mine, I am not being pressured or bribed or whatever people like to accuse. I am simply writing how I openly and honestly feel about this book.
And well, I found it a rather heartfelt cute mini-novel. I will admit that, as much as I enjoy Ms Fox’s novella she writes in between the main books of this series, I am not always as big a fan as I am of the full ‘Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries’ series. And I will also admit this short story did give me flash backs to my days of watching a certain ghost whispering TV show… but it was just suggested memories and not an outright copy. They are of a similar theme, these coincidental comparisons can happen.
It was, in some ways, a rather sad tale, but the ending made up for it. Plus it added some interesting history to Sugarland that Ms Fox has not yet touched on… and I do wonder if she will be revisiting parts of it again in later novels. I think the main issue I had with it is, as usual, it was too short for me! 😀 But that is all the fault of the reader being too greedy. The story itself worked well, was very enjoyable and tugged at the emotions in all the right places. I just wanted more – but am greedy. 😉
The story itself also worked well as part of the ongoing series, we got our lovable skunk, our ever helpful protagonist and our reluctant helper – guardian from beyond the grave – gangster.
All in all it was a very enjoyable tale and has sated me enough to wait a little more patiently for the next full novel… as long as it is out soon. 😉
Would I recommend this short story to others?
Yes I would, but I would be strongly suggest they pick the series up at book one and work their way through all the main novels and short stories from there. More fun.
Would I buy this book for myself?
Yes I would, I am a dyed in the wool hard core fan of the ‘Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries’ series and so happily and proudly buy any and all of them when I can and this book won’t be any different.
In summary: a bit of a sad tale, but a heart-warming one at the same time. And a good bit of writing to hold you over until the next main novel. 😉
Until next time,