Rooney Fontaine didn't-until one showed up in her hotel room. Now the ghost is asking her to help find the men who murdered him before his brother becomes the next victim.
After serving three tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, Stephan Granger is no stranger to risk and peril. When a woman shows up at his house rambling about ghosts, murder and assassins, his first inclination is to deem her wrong in the head and send her packing. But how does the woman know about things that happened to him and his brother in their childhoods, secrets they never shared with anyone?
Soon after he invites her in to hear more about the supposed murder of his brother, gunfire echoes across his property. Someone is intent on killing them. Now they're on the run from assassins while trying to find out who killed his brother and why they want him dead too.
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In "A Ghost to Die For" the Fontaine sisters, Vi and Rooney, are well-known psychics and their seances attract quite a crowd and a decent income. The trouble is, only Vi has ever seen a ghost and that was when she was a kid. And as for the other sister, Rooney? She doesn't even believe in them! That is, until the evening of one of their shows a ghost called Stuart Granger turns up in her hotel room at Chance Casino asking for her help. He can't leave the hotel until the truth about his apparent suicide is put right. He didn't jump from the balcony -- he was pushed! He didn't stand a ghost of a chance! (Excuse the pun...) At first Stuart thought it may be just bullying because he was gay, but he soon realised it was much more than that. He had filed a million dollar lawsuit against Catskill Resources, Inc. when a fracking incident wrecked not only his land but his water too - nearly killing him. Clearly, they'd they'd come back to finish the job, to keep him quiet, but had no idea Stuart's younger brother, Stephan existed, because he was away in Afghanistan at the time. But now he's back, Stuart needs Rooney to warn his brother his life may now be in danger too. I loved this story! I especially liked the character Rooney, she's smart, sassy (wink!), can look after herself and has a brilliant sense of humour! The way her relationship with Stephan developed, amidst the danger and suspense, was so realistic - even with ghostly Stuart by their side guiding them. And that, dear readers, was another aspect of the story I really enjoyed; how Stephan finally came to believe that Rooney could communicate with his brother and that she wasn't just batsh^t crazy. There was a happy sadness to the final resolution, which eventually helped Stephan with the closure of losing his brother in such a violent and unexpected way. Especially when he already had enough of his own health issues to contend with, like managing his own PTSD. Plus the sisters, or scam artists as some may say, have a reason for what they do. Their little sister Vanessa has leukaemia, and the money they earn from their shows goes towards her hospital bills, which they, and their gran, are responsible for. Which is nice, as you can see they're really not bad people after all. Diablo has written a fully-rounded story, with a strong and exciting plot, and characters to die for! Even with the paranormal, ghostly twist, the issues and emotions these characters were forced to cope with felt very real. They had me rooting for them all the way through to the very last page. An entertaining, heartfelt story, packed with action, nail-biting suspense, and romance!
What do you get when you cross a ghost story with a heavy dose of intrigue? A Ghost to Die For is what. You start off with Stuart, the ghost, coming back to Rooney to ask for assistance she's reluctant to give. She never thought that helping Stuart would lead to intrigue, adventure or love. Keta seamlessly weaves all of these components together to make a story that sucks you in and keeps you wanting more. I loved the characters and hated to see the story end.