First, I'm not really into ghost/paranormal stories; my life is paranormal enough without taking on ghosts and dead children. However, I was interested enough to read the first story of the Mojo Sheepshanks series and decided to try the 2nd.
Miller has an excellent sense of timing in both of these books, so one is not too caught up with the strangeness of the plot line. However, I found the subject of Mojo's career endeavors to be a bit depressing. We were introduced to the ghost of the 7-year-old deaf-mute girl, Gillian, in book 1.
While Mojo is trying to prove that Gillian's stepfather did not strangle the child, other bodies start to fall. Mojo's brother-in-law dies and Mojo's adopted sister is the most obvious suspect.
As a P I, Mojo seems at least as inept as Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich's bounty hunter heroine). However, Mojo has a good and caring heart and tries her best.
Before you get too caught up in my despair over this story, keep in mind that I'm not into paranormal anything, much less paranormal-mystery-romance.
I admire Mojo, but felt this story was just a bit too far out to be plausible. My interest in a new genre started to pale with the second book.
This review has taught me one thing; I'll stay away from reviewing stories with sub-genres that I don't particularly enjoy.
Mojo Sheepshanks Series:
1. Deadly Gamble (2006)
2. Deadly Deceptions (2008)