That's the Spirit by Beth Prentice

That's the Spirit by Beth Prentice

Publisher: Witchy Mysteries

Publication date: September 30, 2022

My rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍

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Publisher's description

It’s New Year’s Eve in Dandelion Ponds and Daisy still hasn’t woken up. Yet that hasn’t stopped her from solving two murders, with the help of her newfound friends, her fiancé, and Charlie, the man who’s stolen her heart.

But when her fiancé Logan turns up dead and Charlie is the number one suspect, Daisy must rally her friends to prove his innocence. It doesn’t take long for them to realize a more sinister force is behind it all, and Daisy holds all the information they need to solve the case.

If only she could wake up and remember it.

My review

I received a free copy of the ebook via Booksprout. All opinions shared are 100% my own.

So much is happening so fast in Dandelion Ponds, including a LOT of murders in a short time. While this is book three, the entire series has thus far taken place over only a few weeks around Christmas and the New Year. When Daisy’s fiance winds up dead, and evidence points to Charlie, the man who can see and talk to her spirit, Daisy and her team of ghostly sleuths must get to work to solve the case.

There are some leaps in the plot taken to make things work in the third book of the series. For instance, it’s never really explained why Logan, the fiance, is so quick to master being a ghost. The storyline as it goes needed him to be up to speed quickly, but that bit is dropped on the reader as a side note from another spirit and left at that. There seemed to be more instances than usual of something that could or maybe even should have been more fully explained just being added, glossed over, and moving on. I don’t think it detracted from the story overall, especially if you have read the whole series up to now. I suspect it had a lot to do with word count and such.

There are some resolutions to ongoing plot threads in this book (but I’m not tellin’ ya’ what they are! Spoilers!), but the door is also left open for there to be more in the series. I would continue to read it for sure. The cast of characters is so fun and so unique, both living and dead. The action and twists and turns will keep you reading to know what comes next. And the resolutions in this third book give comfort to the ongoing tension that’s been building over the series so far. A highly enjoyable cozy series - recommended.

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