One look at the book cover, title and first sentence and I was hooked. I knew I was in for a different kind of read. In 12 STEPS TO A LONG AND FULLFILLING DEATH, Sarah Smith has included all the elements I love—a murder mystery, unexpected twists, and a cast of suspects with plenty of motives. However, I wasn’t expecting murder victim and now ghost, Stacey, to be investigating her own death alongside Detectives Beaufontaine and Garafino. (All three did a better job identifying the killer than I did.)
Once Stacey gets used to her new supernatural abilities, she spends her time eavesdropping and following those closest to her in an effort to solve her own death. I found Sarah Smith’s debut novel to be both intriguing and an easy, entertaining read—perfect to pack for a holiday.