Dying To Know

Description

Tuck never knew death was so overrated . . .until he dies.

When Dr. Angela Tucker hears a bump in the night, Oliver "Tuck" Tucker is in no mood to investigate. But he does. And before he knows what’s happening, Tuck is shot dead with his own spare service revolver.

Returning as a ghost to the scene of the crime, Tuck has no idea who shot him and he sure doesn't know why his old partner has hidden a file in his office. Slowly harnessing his ghostly abilities, Tuck is able to communicate with Angela, an archaeologist, and together they try to piece together the truth. Was Tuck killed by a supposedly retired mobster or was the intruder looking for information related to Angela's archaeological dig?

Review

I have always loved a good mystery story, especially ones that are well crafted and have a touch of humor to them.  I don't like the overly serious ones.  Well, this book was definitely up my alley.  Not only was it a light hearted mystery, but it was a paranormal one as well. 

Most mysteries are written from either a third person perspective or from the perspective of the investigator.  This was written from the perspective of the murder victim's ghost.  At first, the only ones that he can communicate with are his dog and his wife.

The story does jump around quite a bit which caused a little confusion in spots.  This was because as a ghost, he could just sort of port himself to wherever someone was.  There didn't seem to be smooth transitions in those areas.  However, it didn't detract from the story.  It just caused me to put down the book late at night because my overtired brain couldn't follow.  So it took me longer to read then other books.

Other then the jumping around, it was a well written book with some great characters. There were plenty of red herrings to throw you off the scent of the real murderer.  I look forward to seeing what else this author writes.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.

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