Sweet Tea and Spirits

  • Author Angie Fox
  • Release Date April 25, 2017
  • Publisher Moose Island Books
  • ISBN/ASIN 978-1-939661-38-8
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Raonaid

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Verity Long wants nothing more than to get her ghost consulting business up and running. She receives an eerie phone call from the Sugarland Heritage Society reporting a murder. Verity visits the historical building where the group hosts their meetings when the police find no hint of a crime. A distressed society president hires Verity to inconspicuously investigate the house’s strange nocturnal events. Things take a drastic turn for the worst when her client ends up dead, however, Verity refuses to give up on the job. Can Verity persuade the building’s resident ghosts to help her solve the murder? Or will her ghostly sidekick’s latest shenanigans cause Verity to be the next victim?

Verity continues to amaze me with her steady progress in the supernatural. Sometimes she finds herself over her head, yet she tackles each obstacle in her own unique way. I love how Verity manages to remain the same upbeat and fun heroine I enjoyed from book one. I admire the lengths she is willing to take to remain with Ellis. Verity refuses to allow a certain waspish society matron to antagonize her; instead, she would rather remain neutral for her relationship’s sake. What I like the most about this story is that Verity learns something interesting about her own family line.

Frankie the ghostly gangster pleasantly surprised me in this story. At first, he continues in his usual outrageous manner, but as the story progresses, Frankie starts to mature into the good person Verity always suspected him to be. I think he needed the right person in his afterlife to steer him in the right direction. I love that he finds such a person in this story.

SWEET TEA AND SPIRITS is book five in Angie Fox’s bestselling series, SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES. The story can stand alone, however, to better understand Verity’s growth in the supernatural, it is necessary to read the books in order. I love seeing how Verity and Ellis’s relationship continues to progress in each book. I like that Ellis provides her with the legal limitations Verity has on each case.

SWEET TEA AND SPIRITS is a perfect mixture of mystery and paranormal in southern style. I enjoy the lighthearted fun the author weaves into the story. Angie Fox never fails to entertain me with this series. I cannot wait for further shenanigans with Frankie, Verity and Ellis.

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