"Being haunted by a ghost who carried secrets she was desperate to share wasn't an easy thing."
Finally, a ghost story that doesn't disappoint! I loved everything about this book: the genuine characters, the compelling mystery, the supernatural occurrences, and the setting. It takes place in San Francisco in the early 1900s at the time of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Delia Martin has just returned home after a 3 year absence, trailing a ghost behind her, a ghost she calls Shadow. Shadow was murdered decades earlier in a way that is eerily similar to a rash of recent murders haunting the city. The first murders were investigated by Capt. Matthew Ryan; these latest murders are being investigated by his son, Lieutenant Gabe Ryan. Because of Shadow's ghostly connection to the case, Delia finds herself drawn into the investigation, and drawn to Gabe as well. But even with Shadow's help, finding this serial killer won't be easy. And Delia might be his next victim.
Besides Delia and Gabe, there's an engaging cast of supporting characters in this story. And while I loved the romance between Delia and Gabe, I appreciated the fact that it didn't upstage the mystery. This fast-paced and fun ghostly thriller is a perfect mix of mystery, historical fiction, and romance. And Jaime Lee Moyer is an author I can't wait to read again. I know it's early in the year to be picking favorites, but I'm putting this book on my list of Top 10 Reads for 2014. It's that good!
Another Ghostly Tale: An Inquiry Into Love and Death