Silence of The Ghost

Silence of The Ghost

by Erin McCarthy

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Silence of The Ghost by Erin McCarthy

Expert home stager Bailey Burke has come to terms with the fact that her friend, Ryan, is a ghost, but she thought after they solved his murder together, he would get sucked into the light. Instead he's hanging around and interfering in her love life, and mocking her inability to drink Jameson.

When a body is found near her historic neighborhood of Ohio City, mimicking the famous Torso Murders, and she starts hearing voices, Bailey thinks she's really lost it now. Ryan's ghost is one thing, but a whole gaggle of undead talking to her? No thanks. But Ryan informs Bailey she's not nuts...she is a spiritual medium. And with him as middleman between the victims and the police, they can give the dead justice and he will finally get his one-way ticket to heaven. Considering Eliot Ness allegedly went to his grave bitter that it was the one case he couldn't solve, Bailey doesn't see how an uptight lightweight like herself can handle the modern equivalent. But now that Ryan has scared off every man she's tried to date, including his former partner Marner, she has Saturday nights free for murder-mystery solving.

Yet dealing with the dead is more difficult than de-cluttering a hoarder's house. Bailey finds herself pulled in all directions... and possibly conned by a killer.

Murder By Design Series
Book 1- Gone With The Ghost
Book 2- Silence of The Ghost
Book 3- Once Upon a Ghost

Bestselling author Erin McCarthy lets her humor fly in this fun series about an uptight fashion-conscious home stager who finds herself stiletto-deep in murder...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158579233
Publisher: Erin McCarthy
Publication date: 01/04/2018
Series: Murder By Design , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 688
File size: 631 KB

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Silence Of The Ghost 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Fun read, couldn't put it down. Glad I bought it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good mystery. I didnt like it as much as the first.Bailey still sees ghost and finds body parts by the river.( not a breakfast read). She does not heed advice nor her gut feeling that something is off kilture. She forges ahead and gets into really deep trouble.AKS
Febbabie212 More than 1 year ago
Erin McCarthy’s Murder by Design series continues to remind me of Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. While not a humorous as Charley Davidson, the heroine, Bailey, continues to see ghosts and gets unwittingly caught up in solving murders. Silence of the Ghost starts with the ghost of Bailey’s dead best friend Ryan’s ex girlfriend. In attempting to find her body, Bailey accidentally stumbles on the dismembered pieces of a different body. Talk about a rough day! Despite trying to stay out of it, she soons sees the ghost of the murdered man and begins to learn about the historical Cleveland butcher murders and how the current murders are tying to it. In the midst of the murder solving, Bailey’s relationship with Ryan’s former detective partner, Marner, slowly continues to grow. Due to the lack of clarity regarding their status from the previous book, Bailey goes on some dates with the man who lives right by where the dismembered body was found. This leads to questions about her relationship with Marner, which are later cleared up. While the first book of this series was strong, my expectations for this book were not meet. The murder mystery of this book was too easy to figure out and Bailey didn’t really play a role in solving it. Bailey’s transition from house stager to reluctant murder-solver hasn’t flowed nicely and her relationship with Marner is very disappointing to a romance reader who has read, and enjoyed, Erin McCarthy’s other books. I will probably continue to read the series to see if the next book gets better but I was disappointed.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Murder by Design series and it features Bailey, Ryan, and Jake. I was hooked from the beginning! This author disguises the murderer so well that I was SHOCKED when I found out who it was. I'm usually a strictly romance kind of reader but reading this series by Erin McCarthy has got me hooked. There's a quiet romance thread running throughout the books but mainly murder mystery. I can't wait for the next one!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: I’ve learned a few things about myself recently. I can eat a whole pint of ice cream in one glorious dairy-fueled sitting. I’m attracted to Cleveland cop Jake Marner, who I had previously known for years without ever lusting after. And I see dead people. I had once assumed that ghosts were either exactly as they were in life (a la Rose on the Titanic meeting Jack at the stairs), or caught as they were the moment death stole their breath. Which would suck if you died in the shower. I really didn’t understand how I was even on purgatory’s radar. I couldn’t get a date, yet the afterlife was monitoring me? Not very encouraging. Not only was I getting ghostly contact with Ryan and Hannah, people I had known personally, but now apparently if I even came near a corpse its ghost would attach to me. I made a mental note to stay the hell away from funeral homes and ERs. I’d wind up with a flash mob of spirits following me. A real life Thriller video. My mother always looked like a million bucks and ten years younger than she was. Maybe her sour attitude had preserved her. Like pickling in vinegar. Body parts is a big old ten on the scale of S&%# I don’t want to see. My Review: A perusal of Goodreads informed me that the illustrious Erin McCarthy has 106 distinct works across several different genres, and for some inexplicable reason, this is the first one I have read, for shame! But, at least I chose a good one to start with, and while it was the second book in a cozy mystery series and I felt a bit at sea in the beginning, as if starting off of the back foot mid story – it was relatively easy to catch on and catch-up, although I would like to go back and read the origins of the tale with the first book, Gone With the Ghost. Bailey was helping her recently deceased friend Ryan, who now appears to her as a ghost, solve his murder so that he will be allowed to exit purgatory. Then suddenly another ghost unexpectedly arrives who was Ryan’s last girlfriend, and then another popped up, that oddly, the first two ghosts cannot see. All of her new friends turn out to be murder victims. Bailey seems to be collecting restless spirits like I collect books. I rarely read paranormal but I enjoyed the premise as well as the peculiar assortment of characters, secondary story threads, and amusing and light storyline. I was entertained by the tale and enjoyed Ms. McCarthy’s amusing, insightful, and witty writing style with hidden Easter Eggs of humor tucked in throughout. One of my favorite elements in the story was Bailey’s friend, Alyssa, who was “revenge dating” a man who had humiliated her in high school as a chubby teen. Alyssa had matured into a gorgeous vixen and had learned to use her sexy curves to her advance, although she confessed to Bailey, “All I hear when I look at him is him calling me a cow in the cafeteria and seventy-two people laughing.” Sigh, Ms. McCarthy is a clever scribbler and has been added to my “List To Stalk.”
MissMissy12 More than 1 year ago
A good book written by a great author. I really enjoy Erin McCarthy's books and this is another good one. Second in her series, Murder by Design, Bailey Burke is once again seeing dead people. Her dead Bff, Ryan, keeps popping up and dragging Bailey into uncomfortable situations. A nice case of "who done it" and when will Ryan get out of purgatory...
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
Silence Of The Ghost is the second book in Erin McCarthy's Murder By Design series. This series is full of mystery, murder and ghosts. Bailey Burke thought her friend Ryan's ghost would be gone when she helped him solve his murder, but that isn't what happened. Now she is seeing his former love interest Hannah in her ghost form too. Having them around is stressing her out and interfering with her love life and her job, but she can't seem to get them to go away. I'm really enjoying this fun series by Erin and looking forward to reading more. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.