Apple cider, bonfires, football, and—ghosts.
It’s homecoming weekend in Sugarland, Tennessee and ghost hunter Verity Long is tickled to see so many souls—living and dead—back in town to celebrate. But not all reunions are happy ones, and when Verity stumbles upon a dead body by the football field, it appears someone has already evened the score.
I adore this series, its one of those that just makes me happy when I read it so I’m always pleased to see another one arrive. If I had to categorise this series I’d say this series mostly falls in to ‘cosy crime’ only difference is this series has a paranormal twist.
Haunted Homecoming sees Verity and reluctant ghostly sidekick Frankie called into action once again as a dead body is dug up with a time capsule that was buried in the 1980’s. OK it isn’t really an original storyline I think we’ve all seen it in crime novel or dramas before but it was still a good story.
This Homecoming is an even bigger deal than usual for Sugarland as the Time Capsule buried in the 80’s is being raised early to allow for a new football stadium to be built so all the Sugarland Alumni are in town to see the contents raised (and get their hands on a secret Apple Pie recipe that was added to the capsule). This means Verity’s mum is back in town and we get to learn more about Verity’s family and see her relationship with her mum first hand, rather than her just being mentioned as off travelling.
It was nice to see another side of Verity in those interactions – how she coped with her mum interfering in her case and the relationship they has, which was at its heart warm and loving.
Frankie is also having relationship issues as he struggles to commit fully to Molly, doubting that he is good enough for her. Of course being Frankie this leads to some truly outlandish schemes that are always fun to watch take shape.
As always with this series a fun read and I look forward to getting my hands on the next one.
With thanks to Author Collective 20, Moose Island Books and Netgalley for a copy in exchange for honest review.
The Haunted Homecoming is available now.