Stay Alive | Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish
Title: Lipstick Voodoo
By: Kristi Charish
Release Date: January 8th, 2019
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Summary from Goodreads: Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely entertaining second installment of Kristi Charish's urban fantasy series.
Kincaid Strange cannot catch a break. After dealing with a spate of paranormal murders, there's barely time to recuperate—let alone sleep in—before there's a new problem in Kincaid's world of paranormal activity. When her roommate, Nathan Cade—the ghost of a grunge-rocker with a pathological lack of self-control—comes home bound to a dead body, it's up to Kincaid to figure out how to free him. Ideally before her new mentor, Gideon, a powerful sorcerer's ghost, discovers that Nate is trapped in the body he'd coveted for himself.
When Aaron, a Seattle cop on the afterlife beat—and Kincaid's ex—calls her in to help out with a cold case, she takes the chance to mend fences with the police department. The problem: they want to interview Nate's ghost, which she can't produce. Then people from Nate's past start showing up dead, and what's killing them doesn't seem to be human. And the way it's killing them is especially brutal.
Nate's hiding something, but he's Kincaid's friend and she wants to help him. But she also wants to stay alive....
Review: This was a fantastic unique story that is a wonderful addition to this series. The author does a wonderful job pulling you into the book with the paranormal elements and mystery of the story. We follow the main character Kincaid Strange, who can raise the dead, temporally or permanently. I don't think I've read a book like this before, and it was nice change in scenery. If you are looking for something new, this would be a great addition to your library.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.