Book #37 of 2016: How to Ditch Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

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After everyone EMMA ROBERTS raises from the dead sinks back into the river, she longs for a purpose. A schedule. Something to accomplish.

Then OFFICER WALKER leaves a message on her voice mail: “There’s been another murder, and I need your help.”

With a bag of witchcraft supplies slung over her shoulder, Emma performs a séance for Walker at the site of the murder. But nothing happens until Emma gets back home.

Black smoke swirls inside the bathroom. An invisible force slams her head onto the tiled floor. A golden snake slithers across her legs, then impales her wrist with its icy teeth.

As the smoke clears and the images fade, the truth becomes clear.

This time around, Emma won’t just watch what happened. She’ll live it.

As Emma helps Officer Walker solve murder cases, she relives the horror of each victim’s last moments of life. From the edge of the river to the underground lair of the gang who murdered Steve, she endures it all.

As Emma weakens, both the victims and the murderers who killed them fight for control of her body and mind.

She’s possessed, and the voices inside her head won’t let her ask for help.

Even the Book of Shadows can’t save her now…

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way aside from the enjoyment of reading.

How to Ditch Dead Guys is the sequel to How to Date Dead Guys and follows Emma Roberts after the events of the first book. Even though it has been a while since I read the first book, I wasn’t completely lost in this one. It was easy to get back into the swing of Emma Roberts’ story.

The writing was easy to get into and despite the large number of chapters, the book was a quick read. I technically finished it in a day or two, but if I had nothing to do I could have been done within a day. The story is separated into three parts with the second one giving the readers a tidbit on the afterlife. We also get a bit of Emma’s family history and just how she has the power to do what she does.

There is a big baddie in the series. We briefly meet them in Steve’s seance’, but the gang becomes more prevalent in this book. I’m still not sure what their endgame is, but they seem like a scary bunch of guys.

You may have trouble with the way Emma acts around people in this book. I did have problems with her attitude towards a new neighbor. I felt she was too harsh to the girl. However, I took this to be attributed to what is happening to Emma. Being the narrator, you can’t really trust exactly what goes on with Emma. You are seeing it through her eyes and I had to remind myself that maybe this isn’t her and she just doesn’t recognize it completely.

I think I was right in that assumption, but I won’t go into details.

All in all, it was a good sequel to the book. It was quick, fun, and ended with a hanger. I wonder what the third book will have going on. I’ll be waiting.

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