Review: The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger by Lucy Banks
Title: The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger
Author: Lucy Banks
Series: Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural Book 2
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Fantasy, Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
No. of Pages: 328 Pages
Release Date: February 06th, 2018
My Review: 4.5 Stars
** I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, Thank you very much to Bookouture for the book**
Only a few months have passed since the day Kester Lanner forced an angry ghost through the spirit door, but business prospects for Dr. Ribero's supernatural agency haven't improved. Things are looking grim when the agency lands a contract which they must share with a rival agency headed by Dr Ribero's sworn enemy, Larry Higgins. Desperate for the job, the team accepts and begins to investigate the seaside town of Lyme Regis, where elderly victims are dying.
The same mysterious clue links the horrendous deaths: the victims all see a double of themselves before dying. The teams wonder if they are dealing with a rogue doppelganger, one that isn't content just predicting deaths, but carrying them out as well. The victims' connection to an ancient grave site leads to speculation that they may have disturbed a spirit more powerful than the two agencies can handle.
One thing is certain, the won't stop unless Kester and the others can overcome their rivalry and stop this deadly spirit.
Not the usual Cozy that I read but One of the Best that I have found and will probably keep following until the end of the series.
The characters are different as in a weird different but they work. The book contains a bunch of characters that I never thought would be seen together but in this they not only are but they work really well. The characters and the plot play well with each other in the sense that both of them was the highlight of the book for me.
This is the second book of the series and I do have to point out that I have not read the first one. But the curiosity of the plot weighted heavily and I read it and finished and am glad I did. Though, it would have been great to have read from the start it was not overly dependent on the first book. The author did try to make sure that the first time readers of this was not left out in the cold.
One of the things I loved was the budding romance between Anya and Kester. As well as the animosity between the two agency.
The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger was a mystery that drew me in while the characters ensnared me in their web until the end.