Southern Spirits by Angie Fox


Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1)

By: Angie Fox
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 257
Published on: January 13, 2015
Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

One simple mistake… For a girl who is about to lose her family home, Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster, And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world.
When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.
Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.
There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

Also by this author: The Accidental Demon Slayer, My Zombie Valentine, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer, #2)
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Angie Fox is one of my go to authors for when I want to read something fun and to decompress. This author is also super prolific in that by the time that I really need another book by them, they usually have at least a couple. This was one of those times.

 

Southern Spirits is about Verity a out of work Graphic Designer who also has the ability to see ghosts. Now in most areas those kind of secrets wouldn’t get out, but in the small town that Verity lives in, everyone knows everyone’s business. So when an offer comes her way that is enough money to help her out, she can’t say no. Even though there are many reasons she should, including the fact that the client is the brother of her good for nothing ex. An ex that lied about why they broke up to the entire small town.  As someone from a small town, I know intimately how rumors can spread. It is like a rumor wild fire, and it is harder to put out.

 

Ellis has a property that has some issues. and they can’t be seen. So when he learns that Verity could help him with his issues, he overlooks the fact that she is his brother’s ex and offers her the job.  No one realizes however that this job could not only cause Ellis to lose money, but could also risk both his and Verity’s lives. It steps up a notch when a skeleton is found somewhere that shouldn’t exist.

 

So, I read this book awhile ago, sometimes in August 2020 I am sure, but I remember it. Why? It isn’t because it keeps me up at night.  No I am remember it because it was a good book with a plot. Something that I had not necessarily read before. There are books that once you read them, they disappear into your memory. There are others that stay upfront and center. Then there are those that go into your collective memory but have something that pulls it quickly to the forefront, and that is what this book is for me.  It is a casual read that has intense moments, but in a good way.  It definitely has me wanting to read more.

 

 

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About Angie Fox

New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox writes fun, action-packed stories. She is best known for her Accidental Demon Slayer series, about a demon slayer who runs off with her grandmother's gang of biker witches. Angie is also catching a lot of buzz for her new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries. The first book is called Southern Spirits.

While Angie's characters may be clever and fearless, in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, going up stairs when it's all dark behind her, and (her friends have way too much fun with this one) puppets.

Angie lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.

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