The Ghost on the Beach: Who Killed Eleanor Marlowe? by Scarlett Dunn is a compelling mystery novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The gripping story follows Private Investigator Steele Harper as he moves to his new home on the beach in the midst of investigating a case of a missing girl who was abducted from a busy shopping mall a year prior. However, Steele’s plans are derailed when he discovers a mysterious woman walking the beach every night and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation involving a ghost.
Dunn’s character development is exceptional, particularly with Steele Harper, who is a multifaceted character with an obsessive nature that is typical of both ex-cops and private investigators. While this trait may be perceived as unfavorable, it adds depth to his character and makes him relatable to readers. Additionally, Dunn effectively uses the first-person perspective to give readers insight into Eleanor’s perspective and her status as a ghost, which enhances the overall mystery of the story. Steele’s investigation leads him to two seemingly unrelated cases that eventually prove to be intertwined. Hearts play a significant role in both cases, and Dunn cleverly weaves them together to keep readers guessing until the very end. While the story is complex, Dunn’s writing is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow the plot.
Overall, The Ghost on the Beach: Who Killed Eleanor Marlowe? is an outstanding paranormal mystery novel. Scarlett Dunn’s superb character development, well-crafted plot, and skillful intertwining of two mysteries while maintaining a sense of humor and a romantic subplot make for a riveting and engaging read that will leave readers satisfied.
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