Ghoul of My Dreams

Larue Donovan Psychic Cozy Mystery, #4

Rose Pressey

Self-Pub, Aug 2015

Kindle, 229 Pages

Only in Digital format

Genre(s) Cozy Ghost Mystery

Source Author

Other books in this series

Me and My Ghoulfriends #1, Ghouls Night Out #2, The Ghoul Next Door #3

My Disclaimer:

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.

~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

What it’s about…

Larue Donovan is a psychic who sees ghosts. Most recently the ghosts have been of the more famous variety. In her small-town strangers rather stand out. So she doesn’t miss any of them, the real ones and the ghostly or demonic ones.

While helping Bonnie McCarthy clear her home of lingering spirits, Larue notices Bonnie’s daughter’s strange behavior and runs into her several times around town. Each time is a little more strange until the answers start to show up.

Several friendly ghosts have taken to following Larue recently. She’s got a really famous one. She’s got one who’s supposed to be doing a job and isn’t. And there’s James in his suit.

And then there’s the real stranger in town who’s caught her eye a time or two. Though he’s not really a stranger. He’s just been gone for a long time. Which is more significant, his time away or his return? And why won’t he speak with Larue? What’s he afraid of and what’s he know?

Larue better put it all together soon or that big, black shadow is going to win!

Technical Tidbits…

The cover is stylized in a similar way as those of Lotta Smith and yet a totally different look. The color palette makes the whole difference here. This black and teal color mix makes things cool and spooky with a feminine twist. Add on the lovely slinky lady and you have a great cover!

The storyline is a great one. Small town girl has to make it safe for her town against the bid baddies. And these guys are really nasty bad guys.

The characters are great! I’m sure if I had read any or all of the previous three books in the series, I’d have had a better handle on the home team. Larue is still done very well here in the fourth book of the series. Her BFF and her Dad are brought along quite well, too. I didn’t feel like I got much of a grip on Callahan, her boyfriend. Stone and the ghosts were done really well. I really enjoyed riding along with the ghosts and it was too funny when the car got too full!

The pace was fast. It got hectic and rather frantic in spots and you just had to keep up since the situation demanded it. You had to stop the Big Black Shadow Guy!

The tension was incredible!

And this is where you STOP if you don’t want to see any SPOILERS

The good, the bad, and the ugly…and how much it lit up my life… ✰✰✰✰✰

This was fun and scary at the same time. Though I must say scary won out most of the time.

The fun part was BFF Mindy’s Dad, Mark Winters. His passion is Marilyn Monroe. He’s purchased the sparkly earrings not knowing they came with something attached. He’s so proud of them and has to show them to Larue, who he thinks of as a second daughter. And, POP, Larue has another ghost attached to her. Then when he has the chance to go to the MM Museum, he has no idea he’s taking another passenger along. It was so funny and cute! It really was the humorous relief needed after all the scary stuff!

And after listening to Roger be a pain-in-the-ass teenager the whole time, I was so glad to listen to James take him in hand at the end for what he hadn’t done. Hurray for the home team!

Larue jumped right into that portal and did what she had to do. I don’t know if I would have trusted Stone at that point. He had waffled around so much up until then. And that Big Black Shadow Guy was really, really scary. But Larue knew what had to be done and she did it. I guess that’s what happens when you know what’s going to be written. You can be brave. And Callahan was cute at the end. I think I need to go back and read the first three and see what kind of relationship those two have. I suggest reading a series from the first book, but it works out okay when you start with another one, too!

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