I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley
Ghostly Echoes delves further into Jenny Cavanaugh’s murder when Jenny requests Jackaby and Abigail’s help. The case is a decade old – it’s cold. But when a recent case is eerily similar, Jackaby and Abigail realise that the case isn’t as cold as they originally thought. New evidence comes to light, secrets are uncovered, and Jenny’s murderer is more dangerous than any of them realised – and the case itself is much bigger than Jenny.
Ghostly Echoes is the penultimate book in the highly fun, engaging, and humorous Jackaby series. However, Ghostly Echoes, because it delves into Jenny’s murder, does take a more darker and series tone, but I was impressed that it also kept some of its light and fun aspects. I liked how the story came together – I liked how William Ritter weaved the story and how events, people, and clues that we saw throughout Jackaby and Beasty Bones came together or made a reappearance.
The world building is great and I think it’s really unique and just plain fun. I like that the world building isn’t treated too seriously – it’s humorous and interesting. I’ll always recommend this series to people looking for a fun and light paranormal read.
I liked that we got to see more of a backstory to both Jenny and Jackaby. I did feel like they were more fleshed out and developed than in previous books, so that was a positive. BUT, I do wish we got more development with Abigail, especially considering she is the protagonist, and I felt like she was sort of… put to the side a little bit in Ghostly Echoes.
Overall, an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the next one. A great addition to the series, and anyone looking for something a little bit different in the paranormal genre should definitely pick this series up. And if all that doesn’t persuade you to give this series a go – just look at those covers, wouldn’t they look beautiful on your shelf?