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5+ stars for Manatee Soul by Terry Segan #paranormalmystery #newrelease #bookreview #wrpbks

Title: Manatee Soul

Author: Terry Segan

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

Book Blurb:

Marni Legend has embarked on the most perilous journey of her life—a vacation with her sister. The women are like two peas in a pod, providing each pod came from a different mother ship. One day into their Florida adventure, Marni questions her choice of travel partner. Gloria strives to understand her carefree younger sibling while kayaking and snorkeling without chipping a nail.

With nothing but eternity on his hands, Phil insists the sisters resolve the circumstances of his untimely demise. The wise-cracking spirit leads them on a trail filled with bartenders, bikers, and the promise of a hidden treasure.

Her greatest challenge will either be enduring a week with Gloria or surviving the thugs searching for the stolen booty. Can Marni figure out who to trust, who to avoid, and who she’d most likely want to be trapped alone in an elevator with?

My Review:

Marni doesn’t know which is worse: vacationing with her sister, Gloria, or teaming up with her sister to help a ghost find closure and possibly treasure. What a fun paranormal mystery. With humorous dialogue, characters who are quirky yet relatable, sisterly tension, plus a mystery to solve, Manatee Soul is certainly a book worth reading.

Let’s start with the characters. I read book one, so I am familiar with Marni and her sister. I didn’t like Gloria before but in this book…she’s still annoying. LOL! It’s part of her charm. Marni is my favorite character. She’s on vacation yet helping spirits is her thing now. The ghost, Phil, I just loved. The rest of the cast adds humor and a bit of danger. Each character is well-written with their own backstory and personality.

The descriptive narration is done to perfection. This author details every aspect of the story so the reader can dive in. Whether it’s an action scene or the two sisters snorkeling off the coast of Florida, it’s described so well and makes you feel like you’re experiencing what’s happening.

The dialogue is funny and full of sarcasm. Marni’s inner dialogue is hilarious. If I can be honest, Terry Segan’s gift for zany one-liners and funny dialogue is why I love this book so much. It truly was the reason why I couldn’t put the book down.

For those readers who like paranormal without all the gore and scare, Manatee Soul is written for you. I like scary paranormal myself and I simply adore this book.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Terry Segan was born in Commack, New York, and currently calls the state of Nevada home. Most weekends she can be found riding backseat on a red Victory Cross Country Tour, heading for the beach, mountains or anywhere else her gypsy soul cares to wander. Exploring new places, be it cities or back roads, is a passion she shares with her husband, who indulges these travel cravings every chance he gets. The musings conjured by her imagination while riding on the back of the bike can be found throughout the pages of her writing.

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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment

Oct 11, 2023

Thank you for the wonderful review, Nancy!

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