Review

Ghost Trippin’ by Cherie Claire


Ghost Trippin’ by Cherie Claire
Rating:four-stars
Ghost Trippin' by Cherie Claire
Series: Viola Valentine Mystery #4
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Archetype: [archetype]

John Valentine left home for a science conference and never returned, his family chalking it up to the divorced father’s mid-life crisis. But when a body is found on the old family homestead, his daughter Viola must piece together the clues her father left behind. Along for the ride are her witchy Aunt Mimi, her uptight lawyer sister Portia and her sometimes ex-husband Thibault Boudreaux, otherwise known as TB. What they discover on this crazy ghost trip through Texas will be much more than they anticipated.

Ghost Trippin’ continues the story of Viola Valentine, who changes her life after Hurricane Katrina and follows her dream of being a travel writer. But the storm also blew open a psychic door and now she sees ghosts who have died by water. As she travels the South in her new career she must also solve mysteries that appear with apparitions. But the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. Or does she?

R-rated content: Mild sexuality

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This book is part of a series and I was really a little lost because I hadn’t read any of the previous books. There are things that happened in the previous books that I felt I needed a little more information about. It would have been great to get a little bit of an epilogue or introduction that let you know a little more about what had happened.

That being said the characters are well written. Viola is a psychic who sees people that have died by water. I loved that little aspect. Not just that see was an everyday psychic. She has a descendant of angels for a husband not to mention her whole crazy family. Those characters alone made this a good book. They are the reason I gave it four stars and not less. Like I said it would have been awesome had I read it after the others.

About Cherie Claire

Cherie Claire grew up in south Louisiana, with mud between her toes and a rabid love of Mardi Gras parades. Born in New Orleans and now living in Cajun Country, she couldn’t help but write about her unique, colorful state.

Cherie is the award-winning author of several Cajun historical romances and The Cajun Embassy series of contemporary romances and the Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series. She’s a Holt Award finalist, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award finalist and received the Louisiana Press Women Book of the Year.

She also writes non-fiction books under the name of Cheré Dastugue Coen.

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5 Comments

  1. I like the characters just from their descriptions. They’d make me want to read this, but I think I’d want to read the other books in the series first, too.

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