Thursday, February 19, 2009

Devil May Ride

I been waiting to read the second book of A Ghost Duster Mystery series since I read the first book, Remains of the Dead, last year. Yep, it's one of those least for me, that is.

The heroine of the series, Sadie, has a special gift. She has to ability to see and talk to ghosts. And in her line of business it comes in handy, she's crime scene cleaner, when ghosts/spirits aren't quite ready to cross over she helps them out.

Here's the blurb for Devil May Ride:
Sadie Novak is blessed with the gift of second sight. More of a curse, really, since she's the owner of a crime scene cleanup company and can't get through a job without the ghost of a murder victim popping in for a chat.

Sadie and her sexy partner, Zack, find themselves knee-deep in trouble on their latest job when they stumble over evidence of a cult ritual in an abandoned meth lab, and Sadie comes face-to-face with an evil spirit unlike any she's seen before. And it's no coincidence that a depleted hoard of stolen cash turns up at her next crime scene just in time to convince a gang of meth-deprived motorcyclists that Sadie made off with their money.

With a hell-raising band of bikers hot on her heels, Sadie has to act fast. She knows the threats are all connected, but how? It's a shock to discover that everything is linked to her own family - a secret so dark it makes gossiping with ghosts look like child's play.

What is a girl to do when she has a gang of bikers, an evil ghost, and satanic cult after her? Rely on her family and friends for help. And that exactly what happens. That's one of the thing I enjoy in this series, she doesn't work alone, she has a number of willing helpers.

Like the first book, this one is fast paced. The storyline moves along quickly without having those awkward moments - as if you are missing something. We get more information on Sadie's brother Brian and the possible reasons for his suicide. We also learn about her uncle Gary, who everyone believed to be schizophrenic. We're also introduced to a new character her aunt Lynn, I'm hoping to see more of her. Like in the previous book there's a very emotional ending with a special ghost crossing over. Good thing I had the tissues close by, it was a definite tear jerker.

My only complaint, is that I now have to wait until December for the next book of the series.

Devil May Ride by Wendy Roberts (4.5/5) Contemporary Mystery; Paranormal: Ghost/Psychic; Published: Obsidian (12/08); Series: # 2, A Ghost Dusters Mystery; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (24); 2009 Support Your Local Library (19);

1 comment:

Wendy Roberts said...

Thanks so much for the great review!