Review: The Library: Where Life Checks Out By Carmen DeSousa

Hello, my lovelies. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Library: Where Life Checks Out by Carmen DeSousa. A standalone ghost story in her series, American Haunts.

What’s The Library: Where Life Checks Out about?


Read: 7th to 8th June, 2015

What did I think about it?

I really enjoyed this book – what a great story!

This is a modern day detective story with a nice splash of romance, mystery and a ghostly twist.

I liked the writing style; it was easy to read and the plot (although full of twist & turns) never felt muddled. The storyline & pace had a good balance of tension, humour and facts were revealed to us (the reader) as our main character, Detective Mark Waters, found them out. I was pleased that I couldn’t work out “whodunit” as is the case in so many detective novels and enjoyed the unexpected twists!

All of the characters in this story were well thought out and written with depth and the complexities of human characteristics, no-one was just there to add to the numbers or be background scenery, they all had their own stories (some of which I’d like to see feature in other tales) which made them all totally believable and added a further depth to the whole book!

What a bargain – 2 really good stories for the price of 1!!

The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks is also included in this book. The story takes place 6 months previously and stars our hero, Detective Mark Waters. I’ve previously read this short story back in October 2014 and rated it 4 stars too.

I will be looking out for more from Carmen DeSousa. Keep reading to find out more about her.


Thanks for popping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about The Library: Where Life Checks Out. Have you read it or any other books by Carmen DeSousa? Drop me a comment below so we can chat books.

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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