True crime writer Tracy Gomez is unsure of what to make of the unusual invitation from New York City attorney Peter Angelo: A one million dollar prize to anyone who can solve the mystery of three deaths which had occurred nearly eighty years earlier. Tracy desperately needs the money to fix up the old inn she’s just inherited and solving the crime will also provide welcome publicity to help her sagging writing career. But accepting the invitation brings unexpected challenges, like spectral help during a séance and Tracy’s attraction to the sexy attorney monitoring the contest. Does Tracy only have a ghost of a chance to discover the secrets of the past or can she win a prize far better than a million dollars?
Short and sweet is pretty much the best way to describe this one. The characters were likable. There was just enough mystery to keep things interesting and there was just a little bit of heat thrown into the mix. I liked the ghost aspect and considering it was only about 100 pages it moved really fast. Perfect for a late night read. My only real complaint and the only thing that kept me from giving this a solid 4 star review was the fact that it was so short. I know, novellas are meant to be short and sweet, but there was so much more that I wanted to know. What we saw of the characters was great but I liked them, so I wanted to get to know them even better. *sigh*
This is the second book that I’ve read by Caridad Piñeiro and I really like her writing style and her characters so I’m sure I’ll be picking up another book by her really soon. This one teased me just enough to remind me. 😉
I received Ghost of a Chance as a free download from Amazon on March 26, 2013.