Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: Dead Girl Blues by: Jim and Joyce Lavene



Title: Dead Girls Blues
Author: Jim and Joyce Lavene
Publisher: Createspace
Series: Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mystery #2
Pages: 264
Format: e-book ARC
Source: Great Escapes Book Tours

Description:

When Nashville cop Skye Mertz, and her husband, Jacob, are killed in a wreck, Skye is given the opportunity to come back for twenty years to raise her five-year-old daughter, Kate. With her ghostly mother-in-law's help, Skye hopes to be there until Kate is old enough to take care of herself. 

But three years into her twenty-year service to Abraham Lincoln Jones, the man who gave her the extra time, Skye is beginning to think life might have been easier before she died. 

Abe asks her to investigate the murder of his sorcerer, Harold the Great, a man who was a victim of too many snakes. And the Life Extended People ( LEPs - a nice term for zombies) who work for Abe have begun turning into ghosts and disappearing. Only Lucas, the possibly evil, amnesiac sorcerer who lives with Skye and her family, can save her from being the next victim of the deadly curse. 

To make matters more complicated, Skye has found a lead in solving the riddle of her husband's death. She has never believed Jacob died as a result of the crash, but hasn't been able to prove it. Many other people have lost their lives in the same lonely stretch of highway that he did three years before. Skye goes against Abe's express wishes to discover the truth with a crazy man bent on vengeance. 

Life was simpler when she could just take out a gun and shoot someone.

My Thoughts:

In this book which continues the story of Skye, Debbie, Lucas and their team in this one Skye is asked to investigate the death of Abe's latest Sorcerer Harold The Great.  Abe wonders if Lucas killed him as a way to get hired by Abe, which Lucas denies.  Skye is also trying to investigate the death of her husband Jacob even though Abe wants her to leave it alone.

Like the other book this one grabs you and pulls you in and won't let go until the mystery is solved.  You find yourself reading and definitely not wanting to put it down for anything.  The characters created in this series are great and deal with real issues that you could imagine anyone dealing with.  I loved the storyline and the twists and turns it takes.  Can't wait to see what is next for this team of characters!

3 shout outs:

Patricia T said...

Isn't it wonderful how Joyce & Jim's books always leave you looking forward to the next one?

kmt1976 said...

I enjoyed the book very much

Joyce Lavene said...

Thanks for having us here as part of our blog tour.