This is one of those cute little cozy mysteries. That I'm slightly embarrassed to admit I like to read. Sometimes. But there it is. I didn't go into this with high expectations (um...the very pretext is a communicative, NICE ghost), but I was pleasantly surprised by endearing characters and an entertaining story line. It's very homey and Lori sounds like someone I'd like to be friends with. Not for diehard thriller fans or realists.