Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter | Review

Title: Ghostly Echoes

Author: Wiliam Ritter

Publisher: Algonquin

Published: August 23rd 2016

ISBN: 9781616205799

Series: Jackaby 3/4

Pages: 340

Edition: Hardback

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I bought this myself, all opinions are my own.

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.

Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced. 

Ghostly Echoes is William Ritter’s third instalment in the Jackaby series and I’ve just got the Dire King left until I’ve completely finished the series! I rarely read entire series so quickly anymore, mainly because I’m reading new releases but you can’t blame me.. right?

We continue on our investigative journey with Abigail Rook, our main character whose point of view we see from and Jackaby the paranormal detective. In this novel we are solving the case of Jenny who is the ghost whose house Jackaby lives in, I’m really glad that we get to see some back story to Jenny as we don’t know why she died as her case went cold, that is until some similar murders are being made.

This one was a fun read, not as fast paced like the second book but it was just as good, the characters are still continuing to be interesting and lovable but I still want to find out more about Douglas, he’s a duck who was once human but we don’t really find out more about him as the series has progressed. I feel as though this series has gotten better since the first book, I didn’t find the second one predictable like the first even though when I think about it now, it was staring me in the face and this one was slightly more obvious as I had ideas that mostly turned out correct minus one detail that I didn’t even think of.

IThere’s not much more I can say about this book as that would spoil you all so I shall leave this here, I can say that I am excited to read The Dire King though to round off this series, I hope that it’s good and that it doesn’t let me down!

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