Tuesday, January 22

Review: Optical Delusions in Deadwood by Ann Charles

The second book in the Deadwood series by Ann Charles, opens just about a week after the close of the first book.  There are still plenty of unsolved mysteries going on from the first book, and we can't help but wonder what will happen.  Luckily, Ms. Charles doesn't leave us hanging long, and we dive right into another mystery.  

This one concerns a house in Lead (pronounced Leed), that Violet has been asked to list.  She is specifically singled out because the house is rumored to be haunted and Violet has become known as the Realtor who talks to ghosts.  At first, Violet has no intention of taking the listing, but upon viewing the house and getting to know a little bit about the women living there, she decides to take it on.  

Violet is still in an iffy relationship with Doc and dodging letting her best friend Nathalie know that they are possibly an item. Jeff Wymonds is still working on getting Violet to see him as a potential suitor and now she is working on selling the local detective's and Harvey nephew, Cooper's house.  Cooper thinks that Violet is sticking her nose into places it doesn't belong and has no problem telling her this.  Doc keeps getting upset that Violet is withholding information from him, Addy keeps trying to set Violet up with Jeff while Layne, Violet's son and Addy's twin, keeps insisting that they don't need another man around the house, he is doing the job fine. 

This was a fantastic follow-up to the first book, Nearly Departed in Deadwood.  I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and this review is late because I had to dive right into the third book.

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