Southern Spirits - Angie Fox

Southern Spirits

By Angie Fox

  • Release Date: 2015-01-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 299 Ratings)

Description

One simple mistake…
It really did look like a vase, not an urn.
For a girl who is about to lose her family home.
So she dumped it out onto the rose bushes, and rinsed it with the hose.
Traps the ghost of a long-dead gangster.
He really didn’t have to be so rude about it.
And open’s Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world…

When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. That leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town bad boy, the brother of her ex, the last man she should ever partner with. 

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to banish the spooks for good. But Verity discovers there's more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. 

There's a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a  decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

Reviews

  • Perfection

    5
    By SheriAnn84
    It's the middle of November, and of the 44 novels I've read this year, Angie Fox's are my absolute favorites. I'm so thankful I discovered her. This book gives all the feels from laugh-out-loud funny to nail-biting-nervousness. It's the kind of book that haunts you until you can finish it. Dinner can wait. The laundry can wait. Verity's story must be read immediately. I highly recommend this book!!!
  • Delightful Ghost Story

    5
    By TexasMan39
    This is the first time I have read a book by this author but it won't be the last! I am OCD when it comes to grammar errors and there was not one! You would have to be OCD like me to understand how disruptive it is to try reading a novel with grammar errors.
  • SOUTHERN SPIRITS

    5
    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    Very entertaining! Funny and keeps one on edge at other times! Paranormal mystery with subtle romance! Great plot - keeps on tract. My first book by this author. Will read more - am new fan.
  • 3.5 Stars - a solid cozy mystery

    4
    By Caroline_AA
    I’m not sure why I put off reading The Haunted Heist for so long. I guess I just wasn’t in the mood for a cozy mystery? Regardless, I felt guilty staring at it in my NetGalley queue, so I bit the bullet and started reading. This is the third in a series and I haven’t read any of the previous books. Unfortunately for me, that meant the first chapter was full if info dumping to catch me up on what I missed in books 1 and 2. I read 99% of this book via text-to-speech (aka, listening to a semi-robotic voice read to me while I did other things, like exercise or fold laundry). Text-to-speech is great for multitasking, but I know I missed some things along the way, but it didn’t hurt the story for me. I like the main character, Verity Long. She doesn’t want to have the ghost of an old mobster hanging around, but she’s stuck with him. (I’d have to go read the first books to find out exactly why, see the paragraph above!) The ghost, Frankie, was a blast. Seriously, his questionable morals and zero filter made the book. This story revolves around Verity trying to get a job doing marketing work for the bank, but instead she finds herself at a crime scene. Sounds like this is something that happens to her fairly regularly. I loved the subplot with sexy cop Ellis—and his overbearing mother who hates her. Apparently, Verity was supposed to marry Ellis’s brother, but she left him. It sounds like their Facebook relationship status should be ‘It’s Complicated’ because it is. But they’re soooon cute together! So, basically, after a rocky start, I enjoyed this story full of southern charm and ghosts. I was never completely hooked, but as I said above, I just haven’t been in the mood for a cozy mystery, so I think that detracted from some of the enjoyment for this book. If you’re into cozy mysteries, go pick up this series. It’s a cute, quick read, and book one is currently FREE at the time of this review posting.
  • Must read

    5
    By WeMomma
    Great series!!!!
  • Good read

    5
    By ledoss
    Enjoyed this lighthearted story. Ghosts, mystery and a little romance all tied up in a cute bow. Good read.
  • Southern spirits

    4
    By Dumb hit
    It keeps you reading
  • Excellent

    5
    By Retired Demi God
    Enjoyed the book. Fun read with eccentric characters. Worth taking the time by a nice window and an afternoon go by.
  • Excellent

    4
    By KWJN
    I was very impressed with this book. After the first encounter, I thought, where do we go from here. This story was beyond my expectations! Her style of writing moves the story along. The descriptions of the houses, ghostly images and characters are very good. And a little romance too. I hope her other books are as good. Read it!
  • Awesome!!!

    5
    By mccarthy491
    Loved it!! Listened to the audiobook and was glad it wasn't one of those really short ones! Looking forward to more by this author.

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