Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Review ~ Gone With the Ghost by Erin McCarthy

Gone With the Ghost (Murder By Design, book 1) by Erin McCarthy

Date of Publication: May 23, 2017


Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it's not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that's exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn't cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Which he is…
Ryan claims he didn't commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Which contrary to national opinion is not their hometown of Cleveland. Ryan's counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.
An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan's former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day… and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger.

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The blurb is what caught my attention on this one. Then the cover threw me off and I wasn't so sure. But I read on anyways, and I was rather shocked. Another reason to never judge a book by its cover. 

I haven't and don't read many murder mysteries or suspense books, because I don't really have a yern for them, but I liked this one. I'm glad I read it. 

Bailey is left a complete mess when her best friend, who just so happens to be the man she is in love with, Ryan, kills himself. Six months is how long he's been gone. Then one day, he just shows up, in ghost form that is. He says he needs her help. So being the best friend she is, and wanting to spend more time with him, she said yes. Little did she know how dangerous and crazy it would be. She doesn't know what she is getting herself into. 

Ryan needs Bailey to help him get out of purgatory. And the how won't be so easy. Especially because Bailey is no detective nor does she have a nak for piecing things together. So this should be interesting. 

Marner, Ryan's old partner has excepted the fact that Ryan offed himself. Even thought it's a hard pill to swallow. So when Bailey comes to him saying things, and trying to dig things up that aren't there, he has to step in. 

This story took me for a loop. I would of never guessed it was 'that' that happened or that's how it would end. But the ending makes me think there will be another and that's definitely something I will be looking out for. 

I would love to see Bailey end up happy and with a man who can and will love her back. Just how she deserves. And Jake seems like a good guy, and the one to do it. ;)

About Erin McCarthy

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

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