Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan’s counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.
An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan’s former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day… and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger.
- Original Title:Gone With The Ghost (Murder by Design #1)
- Author:Erin McCarthy
- Rating:8.08 / 10
- Publisher:Published May 23rd 2017 by SilverHart Publishing
The day I tried to kiss my best friend Ryan he killed himself.
Seriously. I confessed my love after a decade of friendship, he scratched his head and said, “Whoa, didn’t see that coming,” then left my house and ate a bullet.
So six months later, when I stumbled into my kitchen (painted citrine-green to promote happy thoughts) at six a.m. and saw Ryan standing there, I did the only thing that seemed appropriate. I screamed. At the top of my black, former-smoker’s lungs. I knew I wasn’t dreaming. The coffee was perking on a timer just like it should be, and I had a full bladder and morning breath—all signs of reality. But that was Ryan standing there wearing a navy-blue T-shirt and jeans, looking very much alive and sporting a full grin. Yet Ryan was dead. Dead, dead, dead. Flat-lined, DOA, pushing daisies, In Loving Memory inscribed headstone dead.