MY THOUGHTSFirst off, I have to say I need to read Kim Harrington's debut book Clarity and the sequel Perception. I'm all about the ghost and the powers one can have. So with that being said it's no wonder that I enjoyed The Dead and Buried. Throw in a vengeful ghost and a little mystery as to who killed her and why and BOOM you have a story. I'm sure it's been done before, but it's the way the author writes it.
"I think people, by nature, want to believe that there's good in everyone. That if you peel back the layers of the onion you'll find and explanation, an excuse, a justification. The bully is bullied by his own father. The bad girl is ignored by her parents and just wants attention, even if it's negative." -pg 190
The characters have to be enjoyable, the plot has to make since and come together nicely. You know all that stuff. :) I believe that Kim Harrington did a nice job of that. Even though in the back of my mind and about 60-70 pages in I had this feeling who the killer already was, but there were times I was skeptical. Needless to say I was right about the killer. It didn't change the feelings I had for the book.
More to come...