Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #6
Published by Audible Studios on May 22, 2018
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes
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Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it - without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…
On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave. To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers - dead or alive - could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.
This was fun! I have been having a great time working my way through the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and I was not disappointed by this installment. This is the sixth book in the series and while it could probably be read as a stand-alone the series is perhaps best read in order since the relationships between the characters have evolved over the course of the series.
Verity and Ellis try to take a little vacation by going away on the Sugarland Express. Things get more complicated when Frankie talks her into tagging along, not to mention her pesky ex-fiance, a ghost train, and a bit of murder. Verity has plenty of things to worry about not just in the real world but also on the ghostly plane. I had fun watching Verity try to figure everything out and I loved the fact that the mystery was able to keep me guessing.
Tavia Gilbert continues to do an excellent job with the narration of this series. I am a big fan of her narration and I really do enjoy all of the various voices that she uses in reading the story to help bring it to life. She adds just enough excitement and emotion to the narration to keep me glued to my headphones. She has become the voice of Verity and I couldn’t imagine experiencing this story in any other way.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. This is a fun paranormal cozy mystery with characters that are easy to love and a mystery that kept me guessing I cannot wait to read the next book in this entertaining series.
Someday I’ll read more of these. I enjoyed the first few.
Love this series. I’m glad you like it too.
Sounds like a fun read.
I love fun paranormal cozies and the whole idea of a ghost train makes me want to check this one out! 😀
I have to read this one! I’m a bit long to read them but I always have a good time too
This was a fun one. I enjoyed the antics of the people and ghosts as much as the actual mystery. 🙂
I love Tavia Gilbert as a narrator and this series looks so fun! I’ve added the first few to my TBR and I’m glad to see you’re still enjoying the series at book 6.
Great review! This is an author that I have been curious about. LOVE and adore this narrator.
Sounds like a good time