A lot of humour mixed in with a pretty pissed-off poltergeist
Ghost Lite. A lot of humour mixed in with a pretty pissed-off poltergeist. Reminded me of Lila Bruce’s Chasing Shadows not because the books are similar in any way, more because this is not a scary, horror-filled novella, more it’s a humorous look at how some wayward lost soul/poltergeist tries her hardest to screw up an already screwed up woman and her best friend and how they deal with the (accidental) haunting.
I liked the silly and at times zany approach to life shared by best friends Renee and Ellen. A friendship for life. Little do they know when Ellen practices her psychic skills on an unsuspecting Renee that they would release a very determined spirit with love on her mind. I loved how the silliness changes into something deeper requiring Renee’s new boss Adrianne to be called on for help. Renee’s inner monologue sets the tone throughout and makes for an entertaining if off-kilter read. This might not be to everyone’s taste but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and you will be rewarded.
Impressive debut and an author to watch. I will be happy to read another book by Cathleen Collins. 4.5 Stars
A copy of this book was received with thanks from the publisher via NetGalley for review.