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Here’s the latest review from Phil Huston, who gives honest reviews and doesn’t sugar-coat anything!
4 out of 5 stars The Title and the Cover are only to suck you in to a not handholding and bouquets romp Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020
First, I don’t read books like this. It requires no more suspension of disbelief than any other genre, but ghosts and vampires and sex and all that? I leave it to experts. Let’s get the negatives out of the way first. Did I agree with it? No. Did I find the characters convincing? A couple. But then that’s on me and the leap of faith thing with the ghosts. How are ghosts supposed to act? Talk? Who knows, right? So I read this as a standard love triangle with a few kidnappings, a murder, and a maybe illegitimate child (still working on that one) with a ghostly gardener thrown in for humor. Think Rosemary’s Baby meets Goodnight Darling/Somewhere in Time with a dose of flesh and blood thuggery. Throw in a stereotypical flummoxed British village cop with an open mind, a couple of Mediums and some good old Brit home life with more train-through-the-tunnel/Robert B. Parker suggested sex than a week’s worth of Viagra ads. I mean everyone is off for a shag at a moment’s notice on any available surface, missing only the off-balance washer routine.
Are there cliches? Only a few. Are there some time jumps and character appearances I had to go back and ask, “Where the hell did the housekeeper come from?” “Who the hell are all these sisters and their names and their kids names?” Yeah.
But on the whole this is one of the best Indie self-published books I’ve read. And I’ve read a bunch. So the 4 stars are for that. There is also the stylistic use of first person omni but the author is slick enough to alert us to that with chapter titles letting us know the POV character so it’s not a what the…? event. Well done there.
The story starts a little slow, with more decorating ideas than the getting to know the ghost I’d have liked more of, but after that it moves along at a good clip (almost too good a clip occasionally). But even when over the speed limit there are no real plot holes. Those who would need a dusting up are accounted for. The invasion of the body snatchers bits are handled with the aplomb of an Elmore Leonard shootout, (Bang, next) and often with the same surprise. If you read this kind of stuff, you should read this one. Don’t be fooled by the title or the cover, this is no hand holding and bouquets of flowers relationship.