First, Iím 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 Mojoís 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 Gillianís stepfather did not strangle the child, other bodies start to fall. Mojoís brother-in-law dies and Mojoís adopted sister is the most obvious suspect.
As a P I, Mojo seems at least as inept as Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovichís 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 Iím 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; Iíll stay away from reviewing stories with sub-genres that I donít particularly enjoy.
Mojo Sheepshanks Series:
1. Deadly Gamble (2006)
2. Deadly Deceptions (2008)