Ghost of Truth By Alice Winters
Book/Novel Author: Alice Winters
Book/Novel Title: Ghost of Truth
HiroWhen I first realized that I could see the dead, I never imagined that it would allow me to help save the lives of others and pull me into Detective Maddox Booker’s path. Through my ability, ghosts have become some of my greatest friends and allies.But now, someone’s dead and his ghost is gone. Ghosts have sought my help for my entire life, wanting to be heard, but something is keeping them quiet, almost hostile as our search for the ghost of the dead man leads us to a small village. Even though everything looks normal on the outside, I’m starting to wonder what’s happening on the inside. MaddoxLife is better than it’s ever been. Hiro’s by my side and has brought my best friend Reggie back into my life—if we can consider Reggie’s harassment (even as a ghost) a positive. And even Hiro’s horde of ghosts won’t keep me from asking him to move in with me. The only issue is that work is never quiet, especially when Hiro is able to dive into a whole new side of a case by speaking to the victims of the dead. But when someone takes Hiro from me in the middle of the night, I know that I will do absolutely anything to get him back, and I will make them pay for what they’ve done. Ghost of Truth 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.
Alice Winter never fails to deliver incredible books. This series had me laughing out load, literally, and crying at a drop of a hat. What an incredible series. This is one of my favorites so far this year.
Ghost of Truth still has the signature Alice Winters writing style – the humor, the banter, quirky and fun interactions between the characters and some good old action scenes. I loved the growth in the romantic relationship between Hiro and Maddox and definitely adored the spotlight given to the ghostly supporting cast in general. The plot overall is alright decent and the resolution is satisfying enough. However the road to that resolution though frustrated me. Majority of this book boils down to the fact that Hiro doesn’t know what is really going on in relation to his ghost powers. Some of the problems presented here could’ve been solved by simple deductions and basic research as well. The characters not doing those really frustrated me to no end and that took a bit of my enjoyment of this story. Also, some of the jokes got really old fast. They’re used way too often that they overstayed their welcome. Overall, it was still an enjoyable story and if you can look past the minor detail I mentioned, it really is a fun book. This would be 3.75 stars out of 5 stars for me.
New people, new ghosts and our heroes are back in this second book in this great new series. Hiro and Maddox fall into another twisted murder mystery and fall deeper into their relationship. Looking forward to next adventure.
I reread Ghost of Lies immediately before starting Ghost of Truth. There are a few other series with MCs who see ghosts and I needed to refresh my memory. So, with book 1 fresh in mind I have to say that I enjoyed that one a bit better than book 2. The characters and their relationship are more established in this sequel, but the actual mystery was a bit convoluted and difficult to follow. Especially with so many names to keep straight. The mysteries are actually pretty dark in these books, however, I love the humor and the way that Alice Winters writes dialogue. I love the banter between all the characters and how descriptive this author is with settings and appearance. I can picture everything so clearly. If you enjoy anything else by Alice Winters, you’ll enjoy this series too.
I cannot remember when I enjoyed a book so much. All of the Characters, the suspense of who did what, what could happen next, etc. Loved the animals, and all of the ghosts and the different stories within the story. I wish there were more to this series and keep writing these.
I think this a terrific series and I really like Hiro and Maddox as a couple. The mystery was riveting and exciting right to the end. I did have a problem with the vigilante aspect of the book because it caused the undeserved death of a police officer. I would also like to see Reggie’s snark calmed down a bit; he reminds me of Leland from the Hitman’s Guide books. While Maddox seems to handle Hiro’s snark pretty well, it, too, seems to be getting out of hand. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in the series.