Thursday, October 20, 2016

If Walls Could Talk

Another fun, cute, and mildly spooky book for October~

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Summary (Via Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. 

At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself...

Review (3/5 stars): This another fun occult type mystery book from Juliet Black. I enjoyed her witchy series (more on that tomorrow) from the same genre so I thought I'd give this one a go. 

It's very similar to her other books but these are completely different characters, still in San Francisco, but this time in construction rather than vintage fashion. 

Blackwell is always good at weaving an interesting story and unfolding it layer by layer. And the narration is always well done.

The lead character, Mel, is relatable, in her distrust of men and her urge to run off but being too tied down with responsibility to actually do so. There was one conversation in the book that I thought was a little insensitive and not very politically correct, but I don't think the author was intentionally trying to be disrespectful. The book was released five years ago and even in that short time, society had become a little more knowledgeable and more sensitive, so this may have just been an influence of that time.

Overall I enjoyed the audio version and will probably take the time to get to know the characters more by picking up the next installment soon.

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The rest of the series~
Intrigued??? You can read an excerpt from the book HERE, or listen to a snip of the first chapter of the audio book HERE.

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