I am so delighted today to provide a review for you at my blog stop for The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour.
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The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Independently Published (August 2, 2021)
Digital Print Length 312Pages
A ghost, a witch, a sassy cat, and a mystery. Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue when a mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell her a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who is already dead? Can Hayden and her brave, quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble this mystery before someone else turns up dead?
It’s the third in the series and my first, but most of my followers know at this point that I enjoy witchy, (in this case, dark) magic tales. This one describes Destiny Falls as a pretty, weather sculpted area complete with it’s antithesis, Gladstone Island; the dark to Destiny Falls light.
In this installment, there are several discoveries, not the first of which is the murder of a man who was already supposed to have died in a fiery car crash more than a month ago. And there is a scary link to which protagonist Hayden must discover that includes her mother.
The support characters take on a profile of their own (particularly Latifa), adding to the atmosphere of the area and the enchanted house, and there is a mysterious ghost who manifests at (mostly) inopportune times who slowly reveals little tidbits along the way that will color the present.
The conclusion and the discovery of the bad guy came quietly into the conclusion, but it was then the little twist hit. The main plot resolved, the sub-plot came to the fore. It’s a gotcha cliff-hanger and one many will tune in to pick up on in the next episode.
The cozy shined with humor, romance, and magic—a very interesting take on the latter and stirs up a fun read.
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About The Author: Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and eight other books in the No-Cry Solution series of books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the well-received magical cozy mystery series, The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Purchase Link: Amazon
Thank you for visiting my stop on the tour and please visit the other stops listed below!
August 2 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
August 2 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
August 3 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
August 3 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
August 4 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 5 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST
August 6 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW
August 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
August 8 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
August 9 – Novels Alive – REVIEW
August 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 11 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 12 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT
August 13 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
August 14 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
August 15 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
Thanks to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this cozy mystery!