Tommy killed his best friend. He doesn't know what it will take to make amends, but he has to try.
Everyone believes Tommy's best friend, Danny, died in a terrible accident. Only Tommy knows that it wasn't an accident at all. He made a drunken mistake he can never take back. And now he's haunted, literally. Ghosts use his body to complete their unfinished business, anything from visiting loved ones to threatening old business partners. Tommy's not sure whether to view it as payback or a chance to make amends for Danny.
It sounds nuts, and sometimes Tommy is not sure if he is nuts. It doesn't seem to matter much until he meets Suki.
When a friend is stabbed in a ghost-related brawl, Tommy hits rock bottom. It's time to come clean, but things get more complicated when he finds out Suki has secrets and a psychic dragon for a mother. Soon Tommy is caught up in their past as he plays host to a man wrongly convicted of a child's murder, a violent man who has a score to settle with Suki and her mother, and no intention of giving up Tommy's body. To have any chance of happy ever after, Tommy must prevent the ghost using his body to hurt the ones he loves, and solve a 12- year-old murder.
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Melancholy Ghost Story
Our main character is very melancholy and the narrator hits on this this very well. Story does start out slow as many others have mentioned. Although slow, the main character is so flawed and in such dire straits, it's very hard to not like him all the way through. Great narration, always love hearing the UK accents and slang.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Good story, but slow build
Yes. Overall the story was intriguing. The build up of the story was slow and long, covering about 2/3 of the book before the real story kicked in. It left questions about some of the characters motivations, especially Jess, Suki's mother and even the ghost of Danny.
Yes, despite the slow build in this one, it left me intrigued enough to read the next two in the series. I am hoping that now that things have been established, the next books will be faster paced and get to the main story sooner.
Joel is a master of voice disguise! He can do just about any accent and voices, including female and still keep them all differentiated so that you are never wondering who is talking.
Overall, the writing was decent, and I can understand the slow build. Planning to read the next ones shortly.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
- B. Lane