Sunday 27 April 2008


For all those transmortis anomalies that need to be exterminated, there’s Karma Marx—a woman who exorcises haunted houses, sending troublesome spirits and entities to the ever after. What she’d really like is to banish Spider, her cheating, sleazy realtor husband, from her life. So, she makes him a deal: she’ll clean one last home for him if he grants her a divorce.

The only problem is that Adam, the house's former owner, isn't happy with Karma's plan. Using his poltergeist powers, he seals the place, forcing Karma, Spider, and a motley assortment of characters (living and not-so-living) together for a hair-raising twelve hours. But when Spider turns up dead in the basement, it’s a locked house mystery, and Karma's determined to reveal the truth, even if it means tackling all of the mansion’s inhabitants—mortal and otherwise…

You know, I picked this book up last night. The hubby wasn't home and my daughter was watching one of the Harry Potter movies, so I looked at my (huge) TBR pile and randomly picked this one because I was curious about this little mystery book.

I'm a Katie MacAlister fan. She's a cool writer, and her characters are awesome. So, as soon as I started reading, I got wrapped up in the story. By the time I went to bed, I'd already read over 100 pages, and today kept reading and reading. I didn't think I'd finish it in a day because there's so much to do, but I did. And that's really cool... because this novel was a lot of fun.

I really like Karma. She's a heroine of mixed heritage, who has unintentionally performed some not-so-nice acts and is living with the consequences. I really enjoyed the mystery of finding out who killed her jerk of a husband. And I didn't expect the outcome either. It was a lot of fun, and in usual Katie fashion, the secondary characters are a total blast.

This was a mystery of the otherworldly kind. I, for one, can't wait to see where this series goes from here...

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