Date Published | September 13, 2016
Date Read | June 2021
Goodreads Rating | 3
Overall | Biggest surprise of the century – this is a supernatural ghost cozy. I mean – hello, can you change the cover to make it a little more paranormal. I had no clue until I started reading it. I was totally confused by the fact that she has no romantic love interest but the ghost. They have such great, witty back and forth banter that I thought that they were flirting with each other but that would make the ghost a total jerk since he’s sarching for his dead wife in the ever after. Also, it’s a dead end relationship even if they were able to get together since she’s dead so there’s that.
Pros |But solving a 25 year old murder did sound intriguing and I liked this character. She was spunky and kept trying. I liked that it was set in Ireland and the main character was a minority in a non-traditional job.
Cons | I don’t understand how conducting a children’s orchestra would get her street cred for a majo orchestra job back in Boston
Warnings | This is a ghost paranormal supernatural cozy mystery
POV | Third Person POV Past Tense
Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No
With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none.
The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage.
The catch? The ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner haunts the place.
Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace.
Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?