Nearly Departed in Deadwood
Ann Charles
Paranormal Ghost Suspense

“The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass.”–Violet Parker

Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet Parker’s daughter could be next. She’s desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But if she’s not careful, Violet just might end up as one of Deadwood’s dearly departed.

Uncaged Review: This author came on my radar as a featured author in Uncaged Book Reviews. This series seemed right up my alley, so I gave the first book a try. This is a mystery, and it’s not hard core paranormal, but it has unforgettable characters, sass, humor, romance and a few twists and turns I never expected. It’s a fun series set in Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet is trying to bring up her twin kids on her own. The cast of characters that Violet manages to pick up are a great and original supporting group, helping out in the laughter and the fun.

But don’t think this is all just fun and games, there is a seriously morbid person on the loose kidnapping kids, and this is a well written mystery, the laughter just eases the tension and keeps you flipping pages. From Harvey, the old man with the shotgun Bessie and an overcharged libido, to Elvis the chicken, this is a cast of characters that will keep you on your toes. Even the kids in this book are pretty cool. Looking forward to continuing on in Deadwood. Reviewed by Cyrene

4.5 Stars