4/5 Golf Cart Only Towns
On The Back:
Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween—until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core . . .
Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtail’s annual Halloween festivities to investigate supernatural local legends, and Holly has her hands full showing the ghost hunters a scary-fun time.
But the frights turn real when Holly’s Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hotel’s bathhouse—the spot of the town’s most infamous haunting. The crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend, convincing Holly that the death wasn’t just accidental. Now she’ll have to race to catch a flesh-and-blood killer—before someone else in town gives up the ghost . . .
*This review may contain spoilers*
This was a wonderful second addition to a great series.
The characters were all well-rounded and realistic. The setting was also just as superb as it was in the last book.
The mystery was really well thought out with a lot of twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting.
I do have two complaints with this book, however. First of all when Ben comes to visit Holly at first she dreads him staying in Wagtail, but within the next like five lines she hands him a key to her apartment and says he can stay in her guest bedroom. For a guy that didn’t help her pack and hadn’t called her in a month she was pretty lenient. Secondly, the whole drama with Aunt Birdy really gets on my nerves, I felt like Birdy started to become a more 3D character towards the middle of the book, but by the end Holly and Oma are practically bashing her again. Granted, she’s not the nicest of characters but I feel that Holly could be portrayed to at least be a little bit nicer to her.
However, overall a really good book. I’ll be looking for the next one!