Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Review: Giving Up the Ghost

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Giving Up The Ghost
Stacy Deanne
4 Stars

In Giving Up the Ghost by Stacy Deanne readers should prepare for a rollercoaster ride. Detective Brianna Morris and Detective Steven Kemp are investigating the brutal attack of Brianna’s friend Cheyenne. Brianna becomes so fixated on one suspect that she neglects other possibilities that could solve the case.
Brianna meets Simon Watts who happens to be a friend of Cheyenne. Simon is instantly attracted to the detective and helping with the investigation means he can be close to Brianna. Brianna feels the same attraction to Simon and finds herself wanting to know more about him. As the investigation goes on Brianna and Simon’s attraction for each other grows stronger. Brianna finds out Simon is not sharing everything with her and once Simon’s past is revealed Brianna will have to make a decision.

Detective Steven Kemp is still harboring feelings for his partner. Steven feels there is something suspicious going on with Cheyenne’s case. When he starts looking more into the suspects the news he discovers will shock everyone.
Giving Up the Ghost is about judging a book by its cover. First impressions are lasting ones and in this book people are not as they seem. The author does a wonderful job pulling readers into this mystery of amnesia, love and deceit. Readers will learn that Brianna is a detective first and human second. This is a page-turning book of surprises that kept me intrigued until the end. I recommend this book to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes.
Teresa Beasley
A&RBC Reviews


  1. oh my this does sound like a read I would enjoy. on my TBR 2012 list.

  2. Sidne,
    This was a good book to read and don't forget to read Stacy Deanne's The Season of Sin. It is also a great mystery starring Detective Brianna Morris. It will be available in 2012.