Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…
On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave.
To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.
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I really enjoy the excellent story! Being an Agatha Christie fan the title is a play on her Murder on the Orient Express. The difference is in this book is two somewhat related murders get solved. We have action, mystery , humor and romance. Verify and Ellis trip has lots of side stories but you will enjoy it!
This is a cute series. A little shallow and predictable but enjoyable... more fun than a Nancy Drew. Entirely easy to read. This book wasn’t my fav but it was still a nice quick read with lovable characters.
Murder, Mayhem and Ghosts
Verity and Frankie join us again in a new and exciting adventure. This is a fast paced story with parallel realities, in-depth characters, and surprising plot twists. The intricate, layered murders engages the reader as we switch between the present day and the spirit plane during the recreation of historical railroad train journey. As the plot develops, Frankie is drawn into a greater role in the investigation. Romance figures as a key element in motivation of many of the characters for good and bad behaviors and outcomes .
When Verity realizes that the murder on the ghost plane is a predictor of murder in real life, the reader can actually feel the heaviness in the air as the anxiety rackets up between the people on the train as plot challenges occur. Unexpected collaborations bring resources to present problems and hope for better relationships. Trust develops when unexpected people turn around their prior bad actions with heroics. The mix of young and old, past and present with an attention to detail and accuracy makes this book so special to the reader who is looking for a complex mystery with a historical component. The addition of the Southern Ghosts lend a realism with that fun charm specific to the region and the era of the ghost. Suspense in all the right places had the reader clutching the chair arms while waiting to see if the characters succeeded. At other times, laughter bursts forth especially with Lucy, the pet skunk. I would highly recommend this book! I received an ARC prior to review.