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Review: The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait


Title: The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7

Author: Cleo Coyle

Release Date: May 4th, 2021

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work?


For answers, Pen turns to an otherworldly source: Jack Shepard, PI. Back in the 1940s, Jack cracked a case of a killer cover artist, and (to Pen's relief) his spirit is willing to help her solve this mystery, even if he and his license did expire decades ago.


My Review: I love a good paranormal mystery and this series is fantastic. I love the dynamic between Penelope and Jack and I loved the mystery. The story was full of plenty of twist, great character arcs and good writing. I didn't figure out the mystery before the end, which means I was too busy reading to try and think about it too much. Overall I really enjoyed this one! I also love their coffee house mystery series!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*