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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425268612
  • 320 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


She’s running from who she is…

All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought her nothing but trouble. Despite her best efforts, needy spirits always find her and draw her into their otherworldly drama. When one implicates her in a series of deadly crimes, she may need to entrust her secrets to the person least likely to believe her…

He’ll do whatever it takes to catch her.

Detective Seth English can’t get distracted from the big case he’s working on, not even by his alluring new neighbor. He doesn’t believe that Jules had anything to do with the string of robberies-turned-murders that he’s investigating, but when she keeps showing up in all the wrong places, his gut tells him she knows more than she’s letting on. To solve his case, he’ll need to expose what the sexy redhead is hiding—no matter how impossible the truth may be…


Written by: Mary Behre


A Tidewater Novel


Dear Reader Letter

I’m so excited to be here talking about one of my favorite topics: Ghosts. I’ve always loved a good ghost story. Growing up, I read tales on everything from the Woman in White wandering a lonely stretch of highway in North Carolina to the ghosts of Virginia Beach. There’s even a legend about one of my favorite places to go for brunch, Doc Taylor’s. It’s said, long before the house was converted into a restaurant, Doc Taylor’s was the place where bodies of shipwreck victims were stored until burial. Today, folks claim to see faces in windows, unexplained noises around the building, and strange cases of objects moving—all by themselves. Kind of creepy, but oh, so exciting.

While many people fear ghosts, I’ve always found their stories fascinating. But I must confess, while I can really get into the spirits—pun definitely intended—I always wished for a happily ever after for each specter. It’s the romance author in me.

So it was only natural that I put a couple of ghosts in my debut novel, Spirited. The ghosts in this book are lucky enough to find a living person who can see them and communicate with them. Just one small snag, she doesn’t want to be a psychic. And she definitely has no interest in helping the dearly not-so-departed.

Unfortunately for my heroine, Jules, ghosts are rather tenacious. When they’ve got something to say, and have finally found someone capable of hearing them, they’re going to be heard. This leads to more than one awkward and humorous moment for Jules.

Honestly, if you could talk to ghosts, really talk to them, what would you do? Happy reading!

Mary Behre