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The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out (2018) Josh Lanyon

Nick and Perry have moved to L.A. where Nick works as a PI and Perry is going to art school.

It’s while Nick is out on a case and Perry is sketching when Perry meets Horace Daly, who is seemingly being haunted–except that Perry interrupts three actual men attacking Horace.

One thing I particularly like is that although Nick still keenly feels the difference in their ages (and physical stature) he recognizes that is HIS problem, and works to deal with it.

That was one thing he had decided early on. He was not going to undermine Perry’s confidence or self-resilience with his own fears. Perry was not his child, he was his partner. Physically frail or not, he was a grown man.

And despite their differences, they really do work well together.

“You’d think people who were going to the trouble of stalking someone would be more obsessed with the details.”

“You’re making a lot of assumptions.” Despite the seriousness of the situation, Nick was a little amused. “You can’t judge based on the type of stalker you would be.”

There was another thing I quite enjoyed, which is how Nick and Perry separately see the police detective Marin.

Detective Marin, was a stocky, pugnacious-looking blonde in sensible shoes and a suit from Sears, which Nick knew because he owned the same suit.

Detective Marin, had a nice smile and, unless Perry was losing his eye, was hiding a baby bump beneath that men’s suit jacket.

That’s a lovely parallel there, seeing how Nick and Perry see the same character.

Like the previous book, it’s an interesting mystery, and I very much love the interactions between the characters.

Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Rating: 7.5/10

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