“Star Walk” by Melissa Bowersock

If you’re looking for a happily-ever-after, feel-good ghost story with a fun puzzle or two entwined, this book is for you. Sort of a metaphysical Cozy Mystery.

Once again Lacey the private detective teams up with Sam, the native medium, to help a homeowner with a ghost problem. This time the home is a mansion in Beverly Hills (Hence “Star” in the name). At the same time, Lacey’s LAPD past (in the person of her ex and his needy mother) shows up to pester her, but leads her to another problem that she can’t resist solving. This lady needs to be a PI, believe me. And then there’s her delicately developing romantic relationship, but ‘nuff said on that subject.

The main story takes a considerable number of twists and turns before coming to a satisfying and appropriate conclusion. The two subplots mesh neatly with the main action, but tie up rather easily and predictably…but not quite, because the author has promised me one more story in the series, and that means that there still could be a happy ending for the main character and you-know-who. (No spoilers, here!) This story has less suspense and personal danger than the others in the series, but still keeps us interested to the end.

You could easily read this story as a stand-alone, but why would you, when the whole series is so much fun? Recommended for Cozy Mystery fans, older YA and New Adult readers, and anyone looking for a light, entertaining read.

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)




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