DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 Cups
Nicki Styx is the part owner of a funky vintage clothing store in Atlanta. A near death experience leaves her with the ability to talk with the dead, and they will not leave her alone.
Joe Bascombe is a doctor doing a research study on NDE’s and their effects. When Nicki comes back to life in his ER, he is struck by her physical resemblance to his estranged wife, and attracted by her totally different personality.
Nicki never asked to be able to speak to the dead, but was told by a presence at the Light that she must help them, so despite her misgivings she does what she can. The death of a friend and her unreasonable demands, send Nicki to find a voodoo mambo. This places her and the ones she cares about in more danger than she imagines.
Nicki’s NDE causes her life to change in ways she never knew possible. She is afraid that everyone will think that she is crazy for talking to people who are not there. Joe is a definite benefit, but she has to wonder if he is attracted to her for herself or her resemblance to the missing Kelly, or if she is just an interesting subject for his paper. Joe is a very attractive character and he seems to be sincere in his feelings for Nicki, but I can understand her reservations. I loved Evan, her gay best friend and partner. He says exactly what is on his mind and is not above manipulating Nicki for her own good. My other favorites were Granny Julep and her husband Albert, even aside from the voodoo they are some couple. Granny’s efforts to save both her granddaughter’s and Nicki’s soul are eerie, creepy, and utterly fascinating. This looks like the start of a very good series.
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