You may remember last year when I started this series at part seven. I have been lucky enough to find the rest of the parts and was totally caught up and ready for the newest, Spouse on Haunted Hill (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #8) by E.J. Copperman.
From the back of the book:
Alison’s shady ex needs to use her haunted guesthouse as a hideout in the latest from the national bestselling author of Ghost in the Wind.
Where Alison Kerby’s ex-husband goes, trouble follows. This time, unfortunately, he’s brought that trouble right to her doorstep. On the run from a business deal gone bad, Steven, aka “the Swine,” owes some scary people a staggering sum of money. No need to panic, though. He has a plan: sell Alison’s Jersey Shore guesthouse to pay them off.
Before Alison has a chance to read Steven the riot act, he disappears—after a mysterious man trailing him ends up full of bullet holes. Now the police are next to darken her doorway. For all his faults, Steven is still the father of Alison’s daughter, so with the help of ghosts Maxie and Paul, Alison sets out to find her ex and clear him of the murder. But if the bad guys get to him first, he may not have a ghost of a chance.
It was much fun to be back at the guesthouse with the living as well as the ghost guests. Now having been caught up with all the prior parts, I had an even stronger bond with Alison and Melissa, as well the ghosts, especially Dad. It was even interesting to get to see The Swine some more. I love that the relationships are real and not perfect.
I loved the way the mystery helped to explore the past with the ex and there were enough possibilities to keep me guessing. I didn't solve this before the reveal, but I think that was because I was so drawn into the story that I wasn't puzzling over it too much. I had a lot of fun and can't wait for the next part.
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