A Ghostly Reunion

Written by Tonya Kappes ⎮ Narrated by Tiffany Morgan

Author: Tonya Kappes
Narrator: Tiffany Morgan
Length: 5 hours and 55 minutes
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries Series, Book 5
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Released: Mar. 10, 2020
Genre: Horror

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Synopsis

Emma Lee Raines sees dead people

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl - trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.

There's only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost - solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.

But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

Contains mature themes.

Willow's Review

4 Stars

This audiobook was provided by its publisher, Tantor Audio, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Tantor!

A high school reunion turns into a nightmare for Emma Lee when the high school mean girl becomes her latest ghost client, her granny gets a taste for being a reality TV star, her sister works for a rival funeral home now, and her newspaper pal is framed for the murder- pretty much life as normal in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky.

A Ghostly Reunion is the fifth installment in this hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who runs a funeral home and sees ghosts who have been murdered and need help crossing to the other side.

The Ghostly Southern Mysteries invite the listener to give the over the top, light-weight murder mysteries a chance. Emma Lee is an amusing amateur detective who fumbles and bumbles her way through her ghostly cases with the help of town sheriff and boyfriend, Jack Henry.

Each book provides a good murder mystery, but it is paired with lots of quirky small town, family antics, and a sweet, slow burn romance. In this latest, Emma Lee has to face the desertion of her sister to a posh funeral home and the arrival of a high school mean girl who used to rule the school, date Jack Henry, and make Emma's life a misery. It's not so much who would kill her as who didn't have a reason to murder her.

Tiffany Morgan is a delightful narrator for the series and does a fab job of southern drawl and charm, comedic timing, and a variety of vocal inflections for the large cast of characters. I get lost in her storytelling quite easily.

All in all, I had a great time listening in and find the light and fun quality perfect when I want easy entertainment and a good mystery to puzzle over. It is a good match for those who enjoy paranormal cozy mysteries.

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