The Trouble with Charlie - Merry Jones (Review and Giveaway!)

5 Stars!!!!!

Elle finds the body of her soon-to-be-ex husband, Charlie on her sofa, stabbed to death with her kitchen knife. Elle's close friends stand by her through the difficult funeral, but Elle alone must face the loss of the man she'd loved. Except that the loss is not total--Charlie is still around. Elle feels his presence, smells his aftershave. Hears him accuse her of killing him. And even though she doesn't believe in ghosts, she argues with him, asserting her innocence. Oddly, Elle has a gap in her memory; she can't account for her activity during the time of his murder. As she tries to clear herself by finding out how Charlie died, she discovers that she had plenty of reason to kill him. Charlie had secrets. Infidelity. Unsavory business associates. Involvement with an international organization of sex abusers. The more she learns, the more danger she faces. As unscrupulous people begin to fear she'll expose them, Elle races against time to avoid arrest, fight off attackers, solve the murder, and make peace with Charlie's spirit.

Merry Jones is the author of the Harper Jennings thrillers and the Zoe Hayes mysteries. She has also written humor and nonfiction. She's a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania and lives outside of Philadelphia. 
Check out her website - HERE

 I LOOOOOVED this book! Now let me admit to you I am  not a huge fan of mystery, its not that I don't like them. Its just not my favorite genre. But if all mysteries were like this one... I would be an instant fan! This book was perfect (for me, LOL). I can't find any faults with it. I was in love with it after only 20 pages. I think this is going my list of favorite books of the year.

This book was fun, quirky, interesting, had great characters, and a great mystery that kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat! This was like a mystery/chick-lit. I just loved the characters so much. Elle and her friends are hilarious! And of course... there is a ghost! Oh how I love ghost stories, especially fun ones. I don't think it is possible but I would love to see this as the start of a series! I am not ready to say goodby to Elle and her girlfriends.

Here are a few quotes from the book that I loved -
"The best revenge against a man who breaks your heart is to celebrate your life without him." ~ amen!
"She's just groggy."
I was. Very groggy. I liked the word, too. Groggy. But it confused me. If foggy meant full of fog, did groggy mean full of grog? What was grog? I inhaled Jen's exhaled air. It was warm, secondhand. But, being full of grog, I didn't care." ~ hahaha oh my gosh, I giggled so much when reading this.

"Susan poured Jen a cup of green tea. Well, it wasn't actually green, more of a yellow. Maybe chartreuse? I'd never understood what color chartreuse was." ~ this whole book kept me in giggles.
 If you are a fan of mysteries and even if you are not - you will love this book! I can not recommend it enough! To me reading is all about fun and enjoyment and this certainly covered that!

Thank you - "Partners In Crime Blog Tours" for sending me this great book to read and review!

And surprise! I am giving my copy away!
I am giving away my hard cover copy of this book!
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*Winner will be chosen on 4/16/13 

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  1. I love mysteries and this one sounds terrific!

  2. WOW!! You must have really enjoyed this to put it on your 2013 Best Books. So glad you enjoyed it. Fantastic review and post. TYVM for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the review! So glad you liked CHARLIE!

  4. This does sound interesting and fun. I loved the quote about the grog, and can see why this book made you laugh. Your review on it today was wonderful!!

  5. I love mysteries and this book looks so good!

    Katie J.

  6. This does sound like a lot of fun.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. I loved your review. I have not read any books by this author, but I would really like to read this one. Mysteries are my favorite books, and who could resist one that has a ghost and is funny. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  8. I love ghost stories

  9. Thanks for the review..sounds like a good read :)


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