Fiction

Southern Spirits

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Southern Spirits

by Angie Fox

Blurb:

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 to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wydell 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 put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns 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?


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I found Southern Spirits for free on Amazon, which is still available. This is a murder mystery filled with ghosts and poltergeists. The main character Verity is having a really hard time after she left her ex at the alter and now she is about to lose her ancestral home. In walks a gangster ghost named Frankie and her ex-fiance’s brother for a chance to save her house. I liked Frankie. I wasn’t sure about him at first, but he grew on me. I liked Ellis, but I felt that he needed a little more development. There are scenes where he says nothing and I almost forget he is there. The tension that is initiated at their first introduction is pushed aside a little too early for me. I wanted to see more of a confrontation, especially in regard to her ex. The story felt a little rushed about half way through.

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