Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.
Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.
Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter is a daring yet mysterious novel. I loved how it lured my deep into the suspicious death of the ghost, Jenny. Jenny lost her loved one ten years ago. He disappeared without a trace. Then, there’s the why and who parts to her own death case. No one knew who killed her. This book explores that case. The case may lead them, Jenny and her friends, deeper into trouble. Danger, mystery, and a bit of romance leap on every page. It was entertaining to follow. I cannot wait to read the next book. The plot was clean but fun. It still held a dark and eerie vibe but nothing like a Stephen King novel. Overall, I do recommend this to all YA, paranormal, and cozy mystery readers.