Dead Man Talking

Dead Man Talking

by Jana DeLeon

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Dead Man Talking by Jana DeLeon

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there's no such thing as normal.

Meteorologist Zoe Parker put Everlasting in her rearview mirror as soon as she had her college degree in hand. But when Sapphire, her eccentric great-aunt, takes a tumble down the stairs in her lighthouse home, Zoe returns to the tiny fishing hamlet to look after her. Zoe has barely crossed the county line when strange things start happening with the weather, and she discovers Sapphire's fall was no accident. Someone is searching the lighthouse but Sapphire has no idea what they're looking for. Determined to ensure her aunt's ongoing safety, Zoe promises to expose the intruders, even though it means staying in Everlasting and confronting the past she thought she'd put behind her.

Dane Stanton never expected to see Zoe standing in the middle of her aunt's living room, and was even more unprepared for the flood of emotion he experiences when coming face to face with his old flame. Zoe is just as independent and determined as he remembered, and Dane knows she won't rest until Sapphire can return to the lighthouse in peace, so he offers to help her sort things out.

Armed with old legends, Sapphire's ten cats, and a talking ghost, Zoe has to reconcile her feelings for Dane and embrace her destiny before it's too late.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158735103
Publisher: Jana DeLeon
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Series: Happily Everlasting Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 11,654
File size: 359 KB

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Dead Man Talking 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Heartwarming characters with an unexpected conclusion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book by Jana Deleon that I didn't like, read half and finally gave up. Very boring and no humor as everyone posted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never been disappointed in a book by Jana Deleon and this was no exception. A great introduction to Everlasting and it's inhabitants. If you haven't already, be sure to check out Ms. Deleon's series for some laugh out loud fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Jana DeLeon's books. I'm hoping there will be more from her in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! Jana always has people I would love to hang out with. I just wish there were more in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jana DeLeon is exceptional in creating memorible characters that make you laugh out loud. Looking forward to reading more about excentric Sapphire, lovable Cornelius, and Everlasting, Maine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good quick read. It sets the tone for the new Everlasting series. Fun characters and a decent mystery. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll never get bored A fun page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL I love the title, very apt. This is a cute mystery story that takes place in Everlasting, Maine. A town where paranormals live and the town is magic. Sapphire is a little spry old lady who lives in the lighthouse with a ghost and 10 cats. She jokingly calls herself a borderline ‘crazy cat lady’ except she’s not crazy and she can talk to the cats and they understand her. When she is hospitalized with a concussion from a fall, her niece, Zoe, comes to take care of her. Zoe is up for a promotion as a meteorologist in LA but feels she needs to take care of her aunt till she can live alone again. Then she discovers Cornelius, the ghost who lives in the lighthouse with Sapphire and discovers her aunt’s fall was no accident and the intruders were looking for a magical emerald. The story is fast paced and interesting.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
Magic Emerald, 10 cats, remodeling, crazy weather and a ghost, what? Dead Man Talking is the first book in the Happily Everlasting Series written by four authors, Jana Deleon, Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow and Kristen Painter. The stories take place in Everlasting, Maine a small town along the coast, “where there’s no such thing as normal.” I love this book, it is the first book that I have read by Jana Deleon. I found it well written with mystery, paranormal, and a little romance all perfectly balance. Everlasting, Maine sounds like a very interesting place to live. The town is inhabited by many great characters, some grumpy, some eccentric, some who believe in magic and some who don’t. It is an old fishing village with that small town flavor and lots of local humor. There is also a little mysterious side to the town. Zoe is a meteorologist/TV weather person in Los Angeles, California, who grew up in Everlasting. Zoe couldn’t wait to get out of Everlasting as a kid. She doesn’t believe in magic but her Aunt Sapphire does believe in magic and has for her entire life. Sapphire isn’t your average magic loving crazy cat lady. So, when she is hurt Zoe makes it her business to find out what happened to her beloved aunt. I like Zoe’s morals and that she isn’t willing to compromise them for any reason. I really liked her interactions with her aunt and the love between them. Then there is Dane. He and Zoe had a relationship before she left town. He is a contractor with a touch of interior decorator now. He is loyal, handsome and friendly. Dane having always lived in Everlasting has some really great retired fishermen friends who are like town gossips hanging out at the local pool hall. Dane isn’t a believer of magic or the town lore either, but he likes Sapphire and may still have feelings for Zoe. Dane and Zoe make a good couple if they can just figure it out. My favorite supporting character is Mary Jo, the Texas transplant. She is this cheery, super friendly nurse, who understands that hospital food sucks and visiting hours don’t always work out for everyone. She is really helpful and notices things like family resemblance. Mary Jo seemed to know her nursing stuff too. If I had to be hospitalized I would hope for a nurse like her. There are some funny parts of this town, like the Deputy Months, Cornelius, and some very well trained cats. I won’t go into detail as I don’t want to ruin the story for you. My rating is 5 stars, I highly recommend this book. I am starting Once Haunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth which is the second book in the series. I really hope it is just as good as this one. This is a Guest Review for Baroness' Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen If you would like to see other reviews like this one, check out BaronessBookTrove.com.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will read whatever Jana DeLeon writes as she's AMAZING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters and storyline. I’ll be a fan forever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters with an enjoyable plot. Excellent read to escape the everyday.
SBow More than 1 year ago
This was a great introduction to the amazing town of Everlasting. I really liked the characters and the mystery. My only complaint would be that it wasn't long enough. To me, it needed a little extra to fully develop the characters and their complexities. I can't wait to read more about Everlasting.
pammyl More than 1 year ago
The main character is zoe she is a meteorologist that after college headed out for the lights of the big city. When her aunt gets hurt she comes back home to help and that when things get crazy and the mystery starta with a little town of everlasting. Highly enjoyable read. I live the characters. First time readin a book for this author and it was a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next book! Voluntarily reviewed a copy of the book and I honestly loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, likeable caracters, and best of all a good ending. Waiting for more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was witty and well written. I read this book because one of my favorite authors wrote a companion book in this series. I am always looking for new authors and I am very excited about this new find. I can’t wait to read more, both in the series and from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little predictable, but overall very enjoyable. Cozy, paranormal mystery with just a hint of romance.
LisaB95 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! Jana can always write a good tale. I laughed so hard I cried. If nothing else, read it for the cats. Plus the ghost with no pants. The characters are all so well written. It was bittersweet for it to end because I already miss the people and the magic. I hope we get another book from her set in Everlasting
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
What’s wrong with a little magic? 5 MAGIC STONES So is anyone going to tell me the story? Come on! It will be an adventure. Another glorious day in Everlasting. Live Woman Reading! *snicker* Good Lord Almighty. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading a book! Of course, this is my first time reading a cozy paranormal mystery and also my first Jana DeLeon book as well, but still! I love, Love, LOVE every word of it! So many witty, sarcastic, humorous & outright hilarious lines & phrases! Add in the terrific storylines, eloquent storytelling, family, friends, hot exes, weirdness, potty-trained cats, romance & one mysterious mystery all coming perfectly together, making this one helluva fantastically written & well-rounded book that I couldn't put down! I literally read it all in one sitting! The "complex" characters are highly entertaining, loveable, but cooky, quirky Sapphire is downright adorable! She cracks me right up! I wish I had a great-aunt/aunt/grandma like her. Of course I also wish I had a Dane in my life too, but for a whole other reason! wink I am excited to read the rest of this series, and even more excited to get my hands on more of Jana’s books!!! Her incredible way with words, the ability to capture me from the very beginning and not only keep me entertained, but laughing, gasping, holding my breath, rooting for the good “guys”, cursing the bad, adoring the senior crowd, and wishing I could live in Everlasting, Maine in a beautifully awesome lighthouse, proves that Jana’s got game! Errrr… I mean talent! Jana’s got talent! Puuurrrnomenal talent at that! This is truly a highly charming, funny, FANTASTIC book that will always be Happily Everlasting on my bookshelf and in my heart! Cheesy, I know, but true! Oh so true!! Everlasting proving once again that truth was stranger than fiction.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
Everlasting was home. Zoe wanted more. She left with no intention of returning, at least until she'd made it big in the big city world. When her aunt fell she was on her way, promotion at stake or not. She was the last of her family and the most important thing. Then she found that Dane was going to be at the lighthouse, her home, remodeling. The man she'd left behind and never forgotten. Everlasting is magic. Something else Zoe had not forgotten, just put on hold in her mind--until--the resident ghost began having conversations with her. Between Dane, the ghost, cats (lots of cats), and herself they worry that the fall was no accident. The investigation keeps them together leading them to a history few know about. Danger, love, family, and magic. What more could any reader want? This is a fun read, with action and characters you won't forget. Who could forget a talking ghost without his...oopps you need to read to find out. I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.