Friday 26 May 2023

The Spirit Girls (A Rylan Flynn Mystery Book1 ) by Dawn Merriman. (2023)

“Where are you taking me?” Rylan follows the figure through the trees. The girl’s dark ponytail swings as she turns back, then walks on without answering. Deep in the woods, she disappears… and Rylan finds her body, mouth wide in a silent, final plea for help.

Rylan Flynn has always been able to see what others don’t—the restless spirits haunting Ashby, Indiana. She’s learned to live with her “gift” but sometimes she longs to escape.

The woods have always been a peaceful place for Rylan. But on a visit to her aunt’s cabin, she catches sight of a spirit in the trees. The ghost of a young woman approaches, leading Rylan to her body.

With a flood of horror, Rylan realizes that the girl, 
Celeste Monroe, has been murdered. An outgoing newcomer to town, Celeste had no enemies. Who on earth would want to see her dead?

When a coin carved with strange symbols is discovered in Celeste’s throat, it’s clear that a 
twisted, cold-blooded killer is at work.

Rylan’s abilities could be the only way to prevent further deaths. But Ashby’s handsome head detective, 
Ford Pierce, has made it very clear that he doesn’t want her help.

And any unexplained knowledge of the case could make Rylan 
the perfect suspect.

When another body is discovered and blood at the scene points to Rylan’s family, she is more determined than ever to uncover the truth. She must race against time to untangle a web of dark secrets… 
but can she find answers before the murderer claims another victim?

A heart-pounding mystery with a touch of romance, The Spirit Girls begins a new series of paranormal thrillers that are impossible to put down. If you love urban fantasy or psychic thrillers by Heather Graham and Wendy Wang, this book will grab you from the first page and never let go.


I absolutely loved this paranormal mystery. The author manages to blend the lighthearted with the darkness to make the whole story sound very normal and realistic.

Once I started I couldn't put this book down and I listened to it in one go. I couldn't move with the excitement of the suspense and tension. The ritualistic murders were creepy and dark. The supernatural aspect was spooky but also poignant when helping the ghosts cross over.

There was enough humour in the book to offset the darker elements and I loved the banter between Rylan and Ford. Both characters were very endearing and fun to watch. I can't wait to find out what happens in book two.

I really enjoyed the narration of the audiobook. The characters were brilliantly performed and it really enhanced my enjoyment of the story.

      The Spirt Girls is out now Amazon 

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