Cassie Taylor is more comfortable talking to ghosts than she is to live people but there is something about her latest client, Luke, and his daughter that she can’t ignore. Dead People by Edie Ramer begins with Cassie arriving at Luke’s newly purchased house to get rid of a ghost that won’t allow him to live in peace. Cassie immediately realizes that this case isn’t going to be like her usual cases, besides the sexy Luke, something about the house is making Cassie uncomfortable but she can’t figure out what it is. In order to get rid of the ghost, Cassie has to figure out who killed the house’s previous owner.
Luke Rivers is an international rock star and song writer, used to having people fawn over him he is surprised and delighted when he meets the prickly Cassie. Luke doesn’t believe that Cassie can really talk to ghosts but he is willing to do anything to provide stability for the ten-year-old daughter he just found out about including hiring the sexy Cassie to get rid of the ghost in his house. As Luke struggles to keep his hands (and other things) off of Cassie he realizes that Cassie is the one person who can reach his daughter. Luke finally starts to realize how much Cassie means to him when the killer turns their sights on Cassie, can he and Cassie figure out who it is before Cassie is killed?
Dead People by Edie Ramer is an intriguing read and had me captured from the beginning when I met Cassie’s best friend and partner, Joe, a dead police officer from the sixties (Elvis style hair included). Cassie’s insecurities and feelings about her own self worth as a result of her family’s treatment of her and her talent was heart wrenching, it was easy to see how Cassie and Luke’s daughter could relate so easily. I also really felt for Luke, after being lied to by his ex-wife regarding the paternity of his daughter, Luke is finding himself at a loss with how to deal with his daughter, since the state took her away from her mom who over-dosed on drugs and isn’t fit to care for her. I enjoyed the book and the mystery of trying to figure out who killed the house’s previous owner. Dead People by Edie Ramer was a good fun read that I had a hard time putting down. Be aware that there are quite a few “f” words in the novel.
You can read an excerpt here.
Title: Dead People
Author: Edie Ramer
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Available for purchase: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Smashwords.com
**I received a copy of this book from the author but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.