Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 – Book Review: A Question of Ghosts by Cate Culpepper

A Question of Ghosts by Cate Culpepper   
Published (July 2012)

Book Description from the Boldstrokes Website:

“Becca Healy always believed she understood the shameful circumstances of her mother’s death—until the night her mother’s spirit whispers a simple message out of the static of a radio: “Not true.” Becca turns to the terse Dr. Joanne Call, an expert in Electronic Voice Phenomenon—ghost voices—to unravel the mystery of this decades-old tragedy. Joanne can coax messages out of the silence of the grave, but coping with this feisty, emotional Healy person might be completely beyond her. Together, Becca and Jo must tackle childhood grief, a serial killer, Xena withdrawal, and a growing attraction between the two most mismatched women in Seattle.”

Review 4 out of 5 Stars

I’ve read some mixed reviews on this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I have no idea if the author intended the first few chapters to be as funny in spots as they were but there were definitely a few places where I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.  My absolute favorite scene was the Ghost yelling “Becca Run!!” and the description of the events afterward.  I’m still giggling at the visual that was created for me.

I liked the interaction between Becca and Jo and the development of both characters.  It’s obvious in the 1st introduction of Jo that she does not do people or emotions well at all, but that’s part of what makes her endearing.  I like the fact that Becca and Jo seem to have an inherent ability to figure each other out and can interact in a manner that shows acceptance for each others’ quirks.

I liked it, I liked the story, and I liked the mystery as well.  It was a good book.

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