M. J. Holliday has the unusual ability to talk to the dead. But when it comes to a vengeful ghost and a mysterious drowning, this time she may be in over her head….
THAT SINKING FEELING
Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost—the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster.
Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living. The local inspector suspects father-son serial killers, but M. J. thinks that theory is all wet. To catch the true culprit she will need to dive deep into the castle’s past and bring some long buried secrets to the surface.
Laurie nicely balances goofiness and terror in her delightful seventh Ghost Hunter mystery (after 2011's Ghoul Interrupted). M.J. Holiday, Heath Whitefeather, Gilley Gillespie, and the rest of the investigative team for cable TV's Ghoul Getters explore Wales's haunted Kidwellah Castle, home of the ghostly Grim Widow, who's strong enough to physically grapple with the living and is known for drowning victims in the castle moat. Determined to close the Widow down and free other ghosts the Widow has trapped, as well as expose the living people involved with these murders, M.J. and company dig into the history of the insane Lady Jane and her duke, whose spirit foretells death to those who see him. Romantic developments for M.J and Heath as well as for Gilley and a new beau will please series fans, while newcomers will slip into the story with ease.
The characters are growing
A good one for those of us who collect the Ghoul series as we are getting to know each character better and watch them grow. Love the addition of Michel but wish Lumley would join the crew somehow. Touching moments in this one re family dynamics. As was the last one in New Mexico!
But oh my, just read the teaser pages of the new one due 01/2014 and did not want to stop reading!!!!!
Now where did I put my spikes and magnets...........
What a Ghoul Wants was painfully drawn out. This book need some serious editing. Too bad, I really enjoyed the previous books.