Review: Ghost a la Mode

Ghost a la Mode
Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got this book as a free Friday offer from B&N. It was nice to get it for free, as I don’t have the money to buy books these days.

At first the book was a bit slow going, but it is the first in the series and characters have to be intorduced, so that will take a bit of time. The author does a great job in making her characters rather likable

I like ghost stories and I like mystery books. Ghost a la mode combines my two favourites. How could this not be fun to read? As a matter of fact, I pulled it ahead of the line. I have about 250 books on my to read list and usually try to read them in order, but this one was just too tempting.
I am glad I did.

Emma is a 44 year old woman, in the middle of divorce from a rather rich TV talkshow host. Thankfully we are not bored with the details of either her life with the star or the divorce too much. The author just gies you enough to have the right insight in the charecters and their motivation. I really appreciated that!

Emma finds out she can see and hear ghosts after going to a seance with her friend Tracy. This ghost is her great great great grandmother. Not only famous for her apple pies, but also for killing her husband and being hung from an oak tree in return. At first you think it’s all about getting Granny off the hook for the murder of her husband, but in the end there is more to come.
Once the book finally gets going, it is really sweet and you get to like Emma and her great Granny a lot. I also like the bald Phill! He sounded hot in a middle aged guy kind of way (well I have always had a soft spot for older men)

What turned me off a bit in the end and made it only a three star book, instead of the four I had planned for it, was the TV job offered to, and accepted by, Emma. (No this is not really a spoiler, since it has nothing to do with the murder plot!) Not sure how I feel about that. At least it is giving me a bit of time to come up with the money for the second book, as I am not sure how eager I am to read about that milieu. (My husband worked in TV for 17 years.. it has no glitz, or glam left for me….)

All in all it is a good book. I did like it and I most likely will read the second in the series when it becomes a bit cheaper. I would recommend it as a great rainy day read! Rather entertaining and funny at times. I like the descriptiveness of this author and will see if I can find any other books of hers (for free preferably, but I would not mind paying when I have the money again).

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