Ghost of Lies By Alice Winters
Book/Novel Author: Alice Winters
Book/Novel Title: Ghost of Lies
HiroThough I was born with the ability to see the dead, I struggled with it until my brother was killed and his ghost was left behind. Now, I’m determined to figure out who is responsible for his death… the problem is that Detective Maddox Booker, the one working the case, is a grumpy and stubborn man who wants nothing to do with me and definitely doesn’t believe in ghosts. It doesn’t help that I keep finding myself looking ridiculous in front of the detective, thanks to interfering ghosts who enjoy laughing at my expense. Still, the more I’m around Maddox, the more I realize that beneath that surly exterior is a kind and caring man who will do anything to help. MaddoxWhen another man dies, I know we have a serial killer on our hands—the same murderer who has remained elusive for a year and a half. To add to my frustration, I keep running into Hiro at crime scenes only to hear him claim that he can talk to ghosts. The words of the dead could lead us to the serial killer and even tell us who is next, but ghosts? There’s no such thing as ghosts. Hiro is determined and charming, and no matter what I do, I can’t stop letting him get involved. He’s definitely snagged my attention, but when he nearly winds up dead, I know he’s getting closer to the truth—and if I don’t do something soon, he might be next. Ghost of Lies is full of action, mystery, humor, and romance. Though more is planned for this couple, the mystery is solved and there is a happy ending.Read more
A good murder mystery is always appreciated by me. This one had me guessing all the way up until the end, and I certainly didn’t see that one comimg!
I need it right now. I don’t want this story to end. It was so good. Hiro was so funny. I loved his relationship with the different ghosts and even the bird. That was a cute addition. I very highly recommended this book, especially to those who love ghost stories. This was also a great mystery, so you mystery lovers out there will love this story too. Had a very surprise ending. I had no clue as to who done it. Wonderfully written and well done. Really anything by Alice Winters is great. She is one of my favorite authors. Love everything she does. Read this book!
**********Contains Spoilers**********I thought this was a good start to the Medium Trouble Series. I enjoyed reading this book and it had the usual hallmarks of an Alice Winters book with over the top antics, and humour. At least Hiro isn’t as hyper as Finn, Leland or Felix. Hiro has been able to see ghosts since he was little and after his adopted brother Sean was m*rdered he wants to try and find out who k*lled him but Sean’s ghost isn’t talking and doesn’t want Hiro anywhere near the investigation as he doesn’t want him to end up getting hurt. Hiro seems to follow the ghosts that pop up and finds their bodies before the police, which really doesn’t look good especially when the hot but grumpy Detective Maddox Booker sees him at another crime scene he decides to take Hiro in for questioning and holds him for hours on his birthday no less but at least he got a really nice piece of cake that Maddox brought him which his brother Ben had immence delight in telling Hiro that the cake was from Maddox even though Maddox told Ben not to tell him that he’d brought the cake. Another couple of people are k*lled that could be linked to Sean’s m*rder. Hiro knows that he needs to be on the investigation but Maddox will definitely arrest him for real this time if he shows up at another crime scene (maybe he’d like it, especially the handcuffs) so after helping the Mayor find his deceased wife’s wedding ring and getting to talk to her one last time before she passed on, the Mayor doesn’t know how to repay Hiro for what he’s done so Hiro thinks on his feet and asks the Mayor to get him to be able to work as a consultant with Maddox so he can help them solve the case. Maddox thinks Hiro is lying about being able to see ghosts but he becomes a believer pretty quickly when Hiro finds the m*rder weapon and the ghost shows them who her k*ller was. The h*rny ghosts were pretty funny initially but got a bit repetitive by the end of the book. I thought Hiro and Maddox were pretty good together but I’m hoping we get more depth to their relationship as the series progresses, since this book was mainly about solving the m*rders and trying to stop a vengeful ghost from k*lling Hiro so there wasn’t a lot of time spent getting to know each other. I found the solving of the m*rders and the reason why the victims apparently needed to d*e was really rushed considering the whole storyline of the book was trying to find the serial k*ller. I’m hoping we find out why and how Hiro’s other adoptive brother Nicolas can feel ghosts or something but it’s way stronger in Hero’s presence. I‘ve already pre-ordered book 2 Ghost of Truth which I’m looking forward to reading it when it’s released. I’d definitely recommend this book, series and author to everyone.
I really like this author’s books.The VRC series was definitely my favorite but the Hitman series was very good also.I was a little leery about this series because of the ghosts so only ordered this first book to read before I pre-ordered the second.I was so enamored of this book I immediately pre-ordered the second after finishing.I loved Hiro.He was so determined to do what was right, even in the face of danger and the disbelief of others.Maddox was a great character also and supported Hiro even though he didn’t believe.I thought this would be hard to get through since it was longer than I usually read but, wow, I could hardly put it down.Eating and sleeping were total annoyances.I do appreciate that the author toned down the snark for this book, as in the last Hitman (Leland) book, there was so much it was hard to read and annoying.I thought the ghosts were fun and Reggie was a total hoot.Even though the subject matter was grim, the author kept it light enough for the enjoyment.Well done, can’t wait for the second.
Rating: 4.5 .Ghost of Lies was a great read. A scary thriller of a ghostly murder mystery with a side of romance to spice things up.As if it needed it.Alice Winters certainly knows how to write a messy murder detective mystery.This was terrific, amping up our anxiety and suspense as the body count increases along with the suspects.However, Winter added ghosts and the paranormal to this and the scary became horrifying.I LOVED this!Hiro,Medium bookstore owner who’s surrounded by ghostly companies is seeking the killer of his brother ( who’s still very much a part of his life… non corporeal state not a issue). Along the way he’s assisting other ghosts to move along, and that brings him up against Def. Grumpy.Maddox keeps running across this strange guy at his crime scenes, and his explanations for being there and disrupting the scene just don’t add up.When a serial killer strikes again, the man, Hiro, is there.The characters twist and combust, especially after Hiro reveals his ability to talk to ghosts. Uh yeah.Things are exciting, funny (ghost strippers and ravens), horrific (malevolence off the scale), great plot twists, pathos, and a very rewarding romance.If I got a tad annoyed with Hiro’s manner in which he dealt with issues, then he absolved himself later on.This had a surprising resolution which I didn’t see coming. Absolutely enjoyed that.I can’t wait to see how this partnership continues. Next book out in January.So if you enjoy mysteries, detective stories, ghosts, and romance? I got just the thing for you! Great characters, outstanding plots, swoon worthy romance. Scary stuff. There you go.Highly recommended.Medium Trouble series:- [ ] Ghost of Lies #1- [ ] Ghost of Truth – coming in January 2022
Loved this one by Alice Winters!Snarky, charming and fun main characters.Mystery and suspense wrapped in sarcasm and shenanigans as only Alice Winter can deliver.