Nicki dies but she comes back to life. She isn’t a vampire or a zombie, she’s just an ordinary girl with the ability to see and hear the dead. Simple. That’s the easy part of the story. Then comes the demands of the dead, the actual logistics of explaining why she has to say this and that to the loved ones left behind, convince the very attractive doctor that she isn’t crazy, convince herself to allow herself to fall in love with him, have a crash course in voodoo, and deal with the idea that she might have a twin sister out there who just so happened to be married to the cute doctor but left his ass and disappeared four years ago with no way to serve divorce papers.
Garey has a great storytelling voice. Everything flows, the language is fun and light hearted, very entertaining. At some points I was skim reading, but I still got the gist of the scene (I really need not read when I’m about to fall asleep, leave it for full mental capacity).
Nicki is awesome and kicks ass (verbally). She has her moments of weakness (especially around the good doctor) and isn’t all brassy balls (afraid of commitment, issues with letting others in), she is rather nice and wants to help people. I really liked her.
Evan (her gay best friend and business partner) is an absolute sweety and isn’t in the story nearly as much as he should be. He comes and goes and bounces dialogue back and forth with Nicki, and then he disappears to the suburbs to be with his boyfriend. I’m happy for him, but I wanted to see more of him.
I’m hoping that when I do some research I shall find that there is a second book and so all of those loose ends to do with the twin sister, the doctor’s family, and everything else are tied and packaged around another spook encounter with the dead. Fingers crossed.