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John Sandford is back with a brand new Virgil Flowers book, Holy Ghost, and it’s an exciting read from start to finish! This is the 11th book in the Virgil Flowers series and this is now my favorite Virgil book. Virgil Flowers is an investigator for the Minnesota BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) and he is on a case in a small Minnesota town of Wheatfield about 1 hour from his home in Mankato.
This small town rarely has anything take place, but suddenly a significant religious event happens and brings tourist to this little town. Shortly after this increase in people visiting this town, people start dying and it is up to Virgil to solve the case. Although this book is the 11th in the series, if this is your first Virgil Flowers book, you will do fine with reading this as a standalone book, However, be prepared to fall in love with this unconventional law man and wanting to go back and read the entire series!
Virgil and Jenkins went out to Virgil’s Tahoe, and Jenkins said, “I’m going to suggest something you might not want to hear.” “Lay it on me. I’m hurting for help.”
The town of Wheatfield is so small, that Virgil finds himself staying in a home of the community blogger during the investigation. He also finds himself in a hard spot of finding a place to eat. He tries out the only local option, Mom’s Cafe, where even the pancakes aren’t edible. So the story takes on a rather funny twist where the local convenience store becomes the only place to eat and everyone resorts to frozen chicken pot pies heated up in the stores microwave, for every meal! When the team decides they need some “real” food, they meet up in the next town over to discuss the case. For those readers that know this series, you’ll be happy to know that Shrake and Jenkins come to help Virgil out with this case. Virgil also pulls in some local characters to get ideas about where this investigation should look for answers.
Along with solving this case, another case of burglary is also solved along the way, which gives Virgil’s network more people to help out with leads and try to solve this case where idea after idea are ending up dead ends to find the killer. As the reader, we are as in the dark as to who the killer is until the rewarding end of the story. So if you enjoy putting the clues together and trying to guess the answers to a mystery, find a comfy reading spot and enjoy reading Holy Ghost by John Sandford.
Disclosure: Thank you to Penguin Group Putnam for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.
You can purchase your own copy of Holy Ghost here: https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Ghost-Virgil-Flowers-Novel-ebook/dp/B079DXLLPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538840007&sr=8-1&keywords=holy+ghost
Virgil Flowers Series
- Dark of the Moon
- Heat Lightning
- Rough Country
- Bad Blood
- Shock Wave
- Mad River
- Storm Front
- Escape Clause
- Deep Freeze
- Holy Ghost
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