The Ghost Hunter Next Door by Danielle Garrett

April 9th, 2019 Kimberly Review 22 Comments

9th Apr
The Ghost Hunter Next Door by Danielle Garrett
The Ghost Hunter Next Door
by Danielle Garrett
Series: Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery #1
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 6 hours and 2 minutes
Genres: Paranormal, Cozy Mystery
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.3x

The first rule of being a ghost whisperer: Don’t tell anyone.

Seriously. Don’t.

Sure, it might sound harmless. A fun party trick, even. I assure you, it’s not.

How do I know? Well, let’s just say that I’ve had a lot of experience with this sort of thing, and nine times out of ten, it turns into an all-consuming disaster.

Being plagued by needy ghosts twenty-four/seven is one thing; being harassed by a horde of curious — or worse, grieving — flesh-and-blood people is an entirely different circus. I mean really, who wants to hold an impromptu séance in the middle of the cereal aisle? Not me, and the manager of the grocery store probably isn’t too crazy about the idea, either.

So, that’s it. If you’re a ghost whisperer, just keep your mouth shut and act normal. Ghosts? What ghosts?

Now, if only I would start listening to my own advice …

Book Series MURDERMYSTERY paranormal Small-town

We are back in Beechwood Harbor for a new series! The Ghost Hunter Next Door by Danielle Garrett. Ghosts, a TV Home Makeover Show and a decades old murder mystery provided the perfect start to this series!

This story and series takes place in the same town as the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series featuring a halfway house for displaced paranormals. It is not necessary to have read them, although our heroine knows the residences who reside there including the manor’s ghostly owner.

Scarlet is a ghost whisper, who learned at a young age to never tell people she can converse with the dead. She in fact has two ghostly companions. The first ghost she ever encountered and an Englishman.

Needless to say it took Scarlet quite a while to settle down and find herself. Thanks to an inheritance she has recently moved to Beechwood and opened a floral shop. She lives above the shop and one evening a week she listens to ghosts helping the ones she can.

I liked Scarlet right away along with her paranormal companions, a cat, and Englishman. A local ghost who loves gossip and is a good source for intel and new to her inner ghostly circle.

When a violent ghost seeks Scarlet out and demands she put a stop to the renovations in her home, we soon find ourselves dealing with a possible poltergeist as we try to solve an old murder.

It was fun tagging along with Scarlett and Lucas, the set security guard as they tried to find out what really happened to Rosie in the Victorian home on the fateful night she died.

I love the seaside community of Beechwood Harbor. It seems to be a place that supernaturals flock too, and it’s nice to see a ghost whisper in their mists. The mystery was well done with some twists. I also enjoyed the budding romance/friendship that occurred.

Amanda Ronconi narrates, and she does a wonderful job capturing the characters from the living to the dead. She narrates the other series and is a good match for Garrett whose stories are perfect for audio listens.

If you love murder-mysteries, small-town stories and paranormal woo-woo The Ghost Hunter Next Door is a fun story. You’ll soon find yourself wanting to visit Beechwood Harbor.

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About Danielle Garrett

Danielle Garrett

From a young age, Danielle Garrett was obsessed with fantastic places and the stories set in them. As a lifelong bookworm, she’s gone on hundreds of adventures through the eyes of wizards, princesses, elves, and some rather wonderful everyday people as well. Danielle now lives in Oregon and while she travels as often as possible, she wouldn’t call anywhere else home. She shares her life with her husband and their house full of animals, and when not writing, spends her time being a house servant for three extremely spoiled cats.

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22 Responses to “The Ghost Hunter Next Door by Danielle Garrett”

  1. bookworm

    This sounds like a fun one, I like the small town setting and the idea of a halfway house for displaced paranormals. Great review!

  2. Olivia Roach

    Sometimes it is so nice to read about the small town setting, and it seems like it works well for this paranormal book. I am glad you enjoyed the first in this series so much and I hope you continue to enjoy the books x

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  3. Heidi

    Well this sounds fun. I like the sound of the small town and a ghost whisperer, I will have to consider this series.

  4. kindlemom1

    This sounds like it would be a great escape/weekend read when you just want something fun and not too serious. Great review Kim!

  5. Rachel

    I love Amanda Ronconi’s narration, and this sounds like a fun series. I’ll have to check this one out! 🙂

  6. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    I love that Scarlet is a ghost whisperer. The combo of mystery, magic, and paranormals sounds like an entertaining story for sure! I love the small town setting and fun quality of the story as well! I loved your review!