Review: A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries (# 5)
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review

 

 

Emma Lee Raines sees dead people…

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.

There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.

But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

 

Review:  A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes is hilarious, hot, and mysterious. Inside this cleverly written plot, Tonya Kappes keeps readers hooked. I found myself wanting to go after the annoying ghost myself but also felt sorry for her. The main character, Emma Lee, is strong, real, and a perfect heroine. Her arc enemy boils her up into a jealous rage…even in the afterlife. Funny how a ghost can still make an alive woman jealous…

Emma Lee sets up a high school reunion and one class member comes bringing chaos into the small hick town. Full of Baptist church goers who love to gossip. Jade Lee Peel was once the queen bee and has already gotten on people’s nerves. Not too long after a row with one of the former classmates is the now beauty star found dead. Already a suspect is at hand…but is that really the killer and if not who is?

I loved the romance that brews up continuously between Jack and Emma Lee. Their kind of love is adorable and good. I enjoyed following their scenes…and talks. I really loved that Jack doesn’t think his girlfriend is crazy. Unlike Emma Lee’s grandma and the doc. A Ghostly Reunion has humor, spice, and adventure. Murder too. The classic whodunit is evident in this engaging tale. Exciting, well-developed, and truly a page turner. Tonya Kappes has captivated me with this novel of hers. I couldn’t stop reading it. The characters have a way of luring readers in and keeping them…overall, I highly recommend this paranormal mystery to all.

 

Danielle