When Sheri Cooper died, she had no idea she would be stuck in the same clothes she died in. Earlier that night, Sheri had spent time picking out a hot outfit, doing her hair, applying her make-up. The party was alright, as the night waned on, the party turned to party tricks. Afterward, Sheri was soaring through the air four stories to the ground.
Now she can’t remember exactly what happened, but she knows she didn’t jump like her friends said. Now she is trying to find her murderer, watching her friends, entering their dreams, looking for any kind of clue that can help her find her murderer before they kill again.
This is actually three novels in one, the whole trilogy. So that said, I’d like to review the novels a little separately.
I highly enjoyed the first novel in this trilogy. The mystery behind who killed Sheri was extremely intriguing. Also, trying to solve the mystery from the point-of-view of the ghostly victim.
Sheri is an interesting character. At the beginning of this novel, she reminded me of the classic “mean girl” from a high school chic flic. She wasn’t the hero of the story, she was the one that you can’t stand. However, as the story progresses, she is presented with the opportunity to evaluate her life. The more she watches those who possibly murdered her, she realizes who her real friends are and who she really was.
The setting is interesting, a kind of ocean-side metropolis. The building she fell from was a four story apartment building, full of sleek modern architecture and high enough to see the ocean in the distance.
Without his knowledge, Sheri will team up with a drunken detective, the only one who doesn’t believe she jumped.
The second novel also follows the ghost of Sheri Cooper, though the author adds some additional characters. This novel deals more with the spiritual aspect of being a ghost and also delves into the mystic properties of the universe. I did not enjoy this novel nearly as much as I enjoyed part one, though I did enjoy it enough. The writing style remained relatively the same as the first novel and the character of Sheri continued to develop and grow.
The third novel took a completely new turn with a genre change. Book one was a paranormal mystery, book two was mostly a paranormal, spiritual journey with hints of mystery. While the third novel took on more of a science fiction feel. That, above all else, bothered me and made it harder for me to enjoy it.
I gave this novel four and a half out of five stars and would recommend it to readers who can handle such a genre change.
I bought my copy of this novel at a local thrift store and the image featured above is my own.
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