Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Review: Mrs. Morris and The Ghost by: Traci Wilton

Title: Mrs. Morris and The Ghost
Author: Traci Wilton
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Salem B&B Mystery #1
Pages: 298
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:

Charlene Morris knew Salem, Massachusetts had a spooky reputation. But when she decided to open her B&B there, she expected guests--not ghosts...

A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start--so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore--and explains that he used to live here--when he was alive. 

He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won't be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush, and get this haunting house guest out of the way, she'll have to investigate. Though truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her . . .

My Thoughts:

This book follows Charlene whose trying to move after the death of her husband and open the b & b he wanted to open with her.  What she didn't count on in the small Salem town is having a ghost at her b&b. 

Jack Strathmore is a ghost trapped in his house he bought with his wife he hadn't counted on Charlene or the fact that anyone could see him.  He is desperate to find out what happened and who was responsible in the situation.  Could Charlene help him to the other side?  And more importantly would she?

When Jack's wife winds up dead the pressure is on to get to the answer of course some people in town wonder why Charlene is obsessed with an old death?  Is Charlene really her to run a b&b or is she here to stir up old wounds?

I read this as part of a book club and loved it.  The story flowed smoothly and brought you in and had you wanting more.  Learning more about Jack and what happened whose to blame.   At the end I was pleasantly surprised and couldn't have predicted the outcome.  Definitely an author I will check out every time there is a new book!


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