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Review: The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2) by Angie Fox

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Flora Reviews… The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2) by Angie Fox

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Title: The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2
Genres: Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Formats Available: Kindle with Narration, eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, CD - Audio/MP3
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes
No. of Pages: 251
Source: Bought
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository

From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries.

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone… even a dead someone… must have witnessed the crime.

Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.


Read: 24th – 29th December 2017

What did I like about The Skeleton in the Closet?

I fell in love with Angie Fox’s writing style after reading Southern Spirits. Her books are very easy to read and I like the way she weaves all the elements of her stories together. The mystery, the strained relationship between Verity and the rest of the townsfolk of Sugarland, Verity’s financial struggles and, of course, the ghosts and their issues.  The Skeleton in the Closet did not let me down.

I loved that the characters, both living and dead, were complex and multi-dimensional with their own stories, agendas and personalities. The twists and quirks that Ms Fox created in her paranormal world of spirits were fantastic. I loved that the town of Sugarland is steeped with history and charm; the scenes are so well described, that I was easily transported there.

I prefer to read stories with intelligent, witty heroines. Females who have plenty of gumption and resilience. Protagonists who never give up. Verity is the perfect leading lady, she ticks all my boxes.

I wouldn’t class The Skeleton in the Closet as a romance novel. However, I enjoyed how the friendship between Verity and Ellis continues to build and develop throughout this book. The pace feels very natural and realistic. I can imagine that the romance between Verity and Ellis will continue to blossom in future books. I also like the way that Verity’s relationships with the ghosts in Sugarland are portrayed – especially Frankie.

OK, for a cosy mystery this has some wonderfully tense moments. I think I actually held my breath for a few pages – scary! I usually work out the ‘who dun it’  aspect in cosy books before the big reveal at the end too. However, that wasn’t the case here and I loved that!

Was there anything I disliked about it?

No, not a thing.

Basically, what I’m saying is…

I really loved this book; although it’s a quick read, it doesn’t lack depth! The Skeleton in the Closet has everything that I look for in a 5-star book. It gave me all the feels; I laughed, cried, was on the edge of my seat (I was even a bit scared at times), and was gripped! Murder, mystery, humour and a cute romance what more could a girl want!

I’d recommend The Skeleton in the Closet to anyone who enjoys ‘cozy mysteries’ with a paranormal focus. We get a sneaky teaser from the next book in the series The Haunted Heist; which is already added to my Amazon wish list.

Has my review of THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET (SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES #2) sparked your interest? Click on any of the links to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries and its author.

Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries

The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries sits comfortably in the ‘cozy mystery’ genre. Although, some of the ghostly scenes feel less than cosy. 😉 This murder mystery series is set in modern America – Sugarland, Tennessee to be exact – and features the town’s residents, both living and deceased. Each book contains a new self-contained mystery for our heroine, Verity, to solve.

Books in the Series

If you haven’t read any of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.

Buy Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries in print, ebook and audio formats.

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository

About Angie Fox

Author - Angie Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books.

About Tavia Gilbert

Narrator - Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is a trusted and sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction. She has a particular love for work that focuses on social justice, so she has been proud to voice work such as Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography, lyrical remembrances of a child’s perspective of the Holocaust, Yellow Star, or a young Muslim immigrant’s perspective of September 11th, The Day of the Pelican, and Let Me Stand Alone, the extraordinary collection of writing by Rachel Corrie.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and reading this review. I hope I’ve persuaded you to buy The Skeleton in the Closet.

I really LOVE this cosy paranormal mystery series. I’ve added Angie Fox to my favourite amazing authors’ page. Have you read any of her books? Drop me a comment below.

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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  6. I want to read this. I LOVED Southern Spirits!

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