Ghost Gifts was an interesting blend of mystery, ghostly visits, and romance. Aubrey has inherited a psychic gift and "sees dead people." Sometimes her gift gives a sense of closure to the ghosts make contact. But sometimes the connections are dangerous, and Aubrey makes every effort to control her contacts.
In the present, Aubrey is managing quite well with her job at a local paper dealing with real estate, keeping her unusual talent a secret.
Then her boss assigns her to work on the shocking discovery of a skeleton found sealed in a wall. Way out of her usual purview. Unable to get out of the assignment, Aubrey is partnered with the difficult investigative reporter Levi St. John.
Aubrey is no shrinking violet; she has worked hard for a normal life and has attempted to avoid unwanted ghostly contacts, but she has no problem speaking her mind. Both reporters resist the partnership, but eventually, they work together, and Aubrey's gift turns out to be crucial to solving the murder.
Interesting characters, a well-plotted mystery, subtle clues that entwine characters and events past and present into a complex whole.
Mystery/Supernatural. 2016. Print length: 386 pages.
I often collect links of interesting articles, then forget about them. Here are a few that I found on an unfinished draft:
For readers who enjoy the supernatural, this article on ley lines.
I've been following Steve McCurry's photographic blog for years. The photos are from every part of the world and cover most human activities along with quotes. The title is this entry is "To Light a Fire" -- with photographs of readers from Afghanistan to Yugoslavia. I love his blog.
Wage inequality: A study of more than 2m books has revealed that titles by female authors are on average sold at just over half the price of those written by men. (Source) The article goes on to say the study was a result of VIDa counts that foun a "skew towards reviews of books by male authors, written by maler reviewers."
Read a Book--it could save your sanity. From a study by The Journal of the American Medical Association: "researchers discovered that readers’ risk [of dementia] was significantly lower than non-readers." YAY!