Book Review ~ Watch for the Dead by Sheila Connolly


Watch for the Dead (A Relatively Dead Book, #4) by Sheila Connolly


From New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly, Abby Kimball returns in a new mystery with her unusual ability to see the dead and even more secrets from the past.

Looking to take a break from busy home renovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation on Cape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but since Abby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of the unsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days.

Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed, however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past more disturbing than any Abby has ever experienced. The long-dead woman who appears to Abby is someone she’s met before, but this time her presence defies any explanation at all.

Determined to unravel the mystery of the woman’s recurring appearances, Abby follows a trail of family history and upheaval that spans generations and may yield the biggest revelation of all, not just about Abby’s ancestors but about her living relatives as well.

Page Count: 218

My Rating:


This was my first introduction to reading Sheila Connolly, as I have many of her Orchard Mystery series books waiting in my to-be read pile, so I was pleasantly surprised to pick up this book to read. However, I thought I was going to be reading a cozy mystery and this book in no way was a cozy mystery, but it is a super fun and enjoyable paranormal story. With that being said, the book showcased superb writing and a very unique story line! The plot itself is well written and well developed. I was sucked into this story from the start. This is the fourth installment for this series and while it can be read as a standalone book, I think readers would benefit from starting at the beginning of the series. There is so much to the story line that happens in the first three books that I found myself yearning to know exactly what happened to set these characters on the path they are currently traveling. I know I am going to add the first three books to my Kindle! All of the characters are well-rounded and well-written, with dynamic relationships, making this story a must read.

Overall, Watch for the Dead was a very unique read with superb writing enhanced by an enjoyable story line and great characters!


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This book was published by Beyond the Page Publishing and released on December 8, 2015. You can get your own Kindle version NOW for ONLY $3.99!

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