I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Seeing the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Length: 8 hours
Published by Smashwords Edition Pages: 221
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Emily Durante
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Also by this author: Relatively Dead, Defending the Dead
Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green—just days before the annual Patriot’s Day celebration, no less—she’s determined to figure out her connection to the man.
The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby’s life. She’s also trying to sort out her connection to Ned Newhall, the man who shares her ability and is playing a more serious romantic role in her life every day. But with plans for the celebration ramping up and her job becoming more chaotic by the minute, Abby’s finding it hard to catch her breath, much less come to grips with all the new turns her life has taken.
And when another eerie episode is followed by the appearance of a very curious young girl who seems wise beyond her years, Abby discovers she and Ned may have only scratched the surface of their special ability, and that Ned may hold the biggest surprise yet.
About the Author:
Sheila Connolly is an Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author who writes three bestselling cozy mystery series: the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries, including Buried in a Bog and Scandal in Skibbereen, both New York Times bestsellers. In addition, she has published Once She Knew, a romantic suspense; Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany; and Relatively Dead, a paranormal romance and a New York Times bestseller, as well as a number of short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats and travels to Ireland as often as possible.
Here is what I thought
Seeing the Dead is the second book in this cozy mystery of a different kind because there isn’t a murder, but there is a mystery. It’s the mystery of the characters past. If you love books about looking up genealogy, etc, then you will enjoy this series.
This one picks up pretty much where the last one left off, Abby is overwhelmed about finding out she can see her dead ancestors. When she and Ned are together things are amplified because they share some of the same ancestors.
She loves her job, and things are going pretty good with her and Ned though she does have a few doubts at times. Then she meets her boss’s daughter and has some strange encounters with her which throws her life for a bit of a loop. (can’t say why 🙂 )
Some of her investigations into her past lead her to an ancestor who was considered a witch back in Salem. Now she wonders if it was true or not, is that where this gift to see the dead comes from?
I really like Abby, she has taken her newly developed gift pretty good. Dumped her horrid boyfriend for the better one, Ned. Ned’s a good character too but I don’t blame Abby for getting mad at him a little cause he was keeping some secrets, though I can see how it would be hard to just bring into a conversation.
Like I said it’s not a normal cozy type mystery, but at the same time, it’s just so interesting. I just keep wanting to find out where this cool gift she has been given is going to go. The next book is going to be a lot about Salem witch trials and that ancestor so I can’t wait to see what happens!
Recommend if you like
Taking a look at the past, genealogy, not your normal cozy type mysteries.
Emily Durante is another one of my favorites. I have listened to her do a few different genres but she is a regular for my cozy mysteries.
Audio Rating: 4