Ghostly Echoes, William Ritter

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Blurb 

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.

Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.

My Thoughts 

I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this book, which I’m very excited and thankful for! I absolutely love this series, so getting access to the sequel in advance was the best surprise I could get.
As I said, I love this series. And this third book did not disappoint - it feels good to be back into this world! The characters are still highly loveable and quirky, and their interactions are extremely well written.

There is action, loads of mystery, subplots, folklore, fantasy, magic and ghosts… There’s no way you can get bored while reading this story! It’s so well crafted that you’ll feel entertained from beginning to end - I couldn’t put it down! There are so many layers to this story that I just know I’m going to forget mentioning half of it… sorry about that! But it’s gloomy at times, super funny, sad, happy, mysterious… I just love it! 

I don’t want to say too much of the plot, since it’s book #3, but let’s just say that we keep digging into the character’s past, and their development is really well written - it’s subtle, but present.
Also, I love the atmosphere. Ritter’s writing is, as always, so good at plunging the reader into this fascinating world.

What I especially liked in this book is how far it takes you, plot-wise, and I never managed to get ahead of the game and guess right to solve the mystery ahead of the characters. And this is the sign of carefully written story, and I love that very much.

So, in case that wasn’t clear enough: I LOVED IT!

Side note: I know I freaked out already when it was released, but isn‘t that cover absolutely stunning?



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