Affairs of the Dead (The Reanimation Files #1)

Affairs of the Dead


Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she's bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible--if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene's partner, didn't pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.

But when the whole mess puts Selene's life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan's body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don't follow the rules... (Summary and cover courtesy of

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Red Moon Book Tours.


This is definitely a one-of-a-kind read for me.  The beginning fell into the standard feel of a cop mystery, but I felt Locke quickly shed that and found a voice of her own.  I absolutely love that Selene is a spunky independent woman who doesn’t apologize for who she is.  Add that to some ghosts who just don’t want to follow the rules and Selene is thrown into the middle of one heck of a pickle.

As a warning though, everything won’t be resolved in this first book.  Selene has some unfinished business that she’s going to need to figure out if she wants to have any semblance of a “normal” life.  If that’s even possible anymore!

Warning: Contains violence and sexual content.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Paranormal and crime thriller fans.

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