Review – The Skeleton in the Closet & Ghost of a Chance

Posted May 26, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 19 Comments

Review – The Skeleton in the Closet & Ghost of a ChanceThe Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2
Published by Audible Studios on December 29, 2015
Genres: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy, Fiction, Ghost, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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From the USA TODAY bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series

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.

I had a great time with this book and thought it was a fantastic addition to the series. I have been eager to continue with this series and am so glad that I finally worked this book into my reading schedule. This is the second book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series which I would recommend reading in order if possible but it could work as a stand-alone if necessary.

Verity stumbles upon a dead body while helping her sister prepare for a big event. Nobody knows who killed Darla or what their motive was so Verity decides to see what she can learn with the help of her ghostly sidekick Frankie and Ellis, a local officer and potential love interest. Throw in the efforts to win her back coming from her ex-fiance and the demands of Frankie, and Verity has her hands full in this installment.

I thought that this book was very entertaining. I had no idea who was responsible for all of the things going on around Verity. It was great to get the chance to know the characters we met in the first book a little better and I enjoyed meeting a few new ones as well. I was very happy with the development that we saw in Verity’s romantic life. The book was very well written and I felt like the pacing of the story was spot on.

Tavia Gilbert did a wonderful job with the narration. She is able to use a distinctive voice for each character that appears in the story which really helps bring this to life. I thought that she was able to add a lot of emotion and excitement to the story as well. I think that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to others! This is such a fun paranormal cozy mystery that kept me guessing until the end. I cannot wait to listen to the next book in this entertaining series.

Review – The Skeleton in the Closet & Ghost of a ChanceGhost of a Chance by Angie Fox
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2.5
Published by Audible Studios on December 13, 2016
Genres: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy, Fiction, Ghost, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Short Stories (single author)
Length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Pages: 45
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Plus
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From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

'Tis the season...for ghosts. Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and...she's actually making cookies for one of them. But she's drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving. Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year.

Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity straps on her sparkly heels and sneaks in to see what she can find—only to uncover a startling secret that will change everything.
*A fabulously fun short story in the bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series!

This was a fun short listen! When I finished listening to the previous installment in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series, I had about another hour of time to fill so I decided to dive right into this short story. I feel like this story would work well on its own without having read any of the other books in the series.

Verity and Frankie go to work at a party in order to help a ghost we met in the previous installment retrieve an item that he needs. Verity is working a party serving food but there is a ghostly funeral occurring in the same space. Nothing seems to go as planned. I couldn’t wait to see how Verity would be able to do achieve her goals. Tavia Gilbert’s performance was wonderful and added to the overall experience.

I would recommend this story to others! I think that this was a very entertaining story which would be an ideal way for readers to give the series a try. I definitely plan to read more of this series just as soon as I can.

19 responses to “Review – The Skeleton in the Closet & Ghost of a Chance

  1. I haven’t tried this series, but I love this author/narrator pairing. I’m most of the way through the Demon Slayer series with these two. Glad you’re enjoying this series. Wonderful reviews.

  2. I’ve enjoyed Tavia Gilbert’s performance and this does seem like a fun ghostly adventure. I’ll have to check the series out!

    • I picked up most of the Kindle books for free or really cheap over the years and added the audio for a couple of bucks.

  3. Oh I love ghost hunting mysteries and this is an author I haven’t read. The narrator’s name sounds familiar but other then remembering that I like her I don’t remember much. I need to start this series!