Uncharted Territory (Angela Panther #3)

Uncharted Territory

Summary:

When an unidentified fourteen-year-old boy takes a dive off an interstate overpass, to solve the case, Atlanta area detective Aaron Banner calls on some unlikely help–from psychic medium Angela Panther. Banner knows she’s legit, and knows she’ll get to the truth about his junior John Doe–was the boy’s death suicide, or murder? The problem is, the spirit can’t remember who he was or the night he died, and to make matters worse, he doesn’t care. Instead, he convinces Angela to focus on another spirit, one different from Angela’s usual, garden-variety ghost. 
To complicate matters, Angela’s best friend Mel, newly single and on the prowl, has her sights set on the sexy Detective Banner, and Angela’s mother drives her even more crazy dead than alive. 

To solve the dead duo’s dilemmas, armed with little more than their double lattés and a tiny pink bottle of wannabe pepper spray, Angela and her sex-starved sidekick Mel must venture into the dark underbelly of Atlanta and come face-to-face with a gang of saggy-pantsed hoodlums ready to take them out. Will they make it out alive, or end up pushing up daisies alongside the spirits they’re trying to help? 

In “Uncharted Territory”, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s witty dialog between psychic medium Angela Panther and her best friend, Mel will keep you laughing out loud, while the tear-jerking scenes between the living and dead will leave you hoping the connection with those we love is never lost.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Sage’s Blog Tours.

Review:

I really liked this one.  It was a fantastic mixture of humor, crime and a friendship that is going to make it through thick and thin.  I try to save my five-stars for books that have challenged me or changed my thinking a little bit, but otherwise this would have merited a top rating.  It’s the perfect book to take on vacation when you want a story that’s intriguing without killing you if you need to put it down for a little bit.

Angela is practical, stubborn and has a mother who is lovingly over-involved at times.  The description of the afterlife is pleasantly comforting.  I liked Aspenson tendency to be flippant about what happens after death.  It is a great reminder not to take things to seriously and to make time for the things that really matter in life…without getting too mushy.

Warning: Contains some violence

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Folks looking for a fun mystery with a paranormal, and funny, twist.

Want to read the whole series?

  • Unfinished Business (Angela Panther #1)
  • Unbreakable Bonds (Angela Panther #2)