Jensen Murphy is back in the spooky sequel to Only the Good Die Young.
Some people think that ghosts are spirits that refuse to go to the other side because they have unfinished business. Take my word—that’s true. I should know. I’m a ghost.
I was an ordinary eighties California girl, dead before my time, until psychic Amanda Lee Minter pulled me out of the time loop where I was reliving my death over and over. Now I’m Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire. I decided to put my spooky talents to use in helping Amanda Lee track down bad guys and killers (including my own).
It’s taken time to figure out exactly how that will work (our first case was definitely a learning experience for all involved), so when a young woman asks Amanda Lee for help convincing her best friend to leave a dangerously hot-tempered boyfriend, I’m ready and willing to use our collective powers on her behalf. But some people are dangerous not only to the living—especially when there are darker forces involved....
Jensen Murphy is finally free of the death loop that kept her reliving her murder for three decades (as related in Only the Good Die Young). She and her friend and rescuer, Amanda Lee Minter, resolve to use their various supernatural abilities to help others. Their first task is helping Heidi Schmidt, whose friend Nichelle is in danger from Nichelle's hot-headed boyfriend, Tim. A ghost's attempt to manipulate Tim's sleeping mind might be the small impetus needed to undermine his self-control and send him over the edge into murderous violence. Jensen is also a target of spectral stalkers, and being dead may not protect her from their malevolence. Green offers engaging characters and snappy patter, although at times she struggles to keep all of the balls in the air. Murphy's demon-haunted world can be a terrible place where innocents suffer, but also one where the dead may hope for justice from beyond the grave.