Ghostly Camping (A Harper Harlow Mystery #16) by Lily Harper Hart
English | 2020 | Mystery | ePUB | 3.0 MB
I’m a romantic at heart. A true romantic. I love the idea of a happy ending, so much so I have trouble writing a sad one. The world is sad enough. I like escaping in fiction. That’s just me. I like sarcasm and snark – but I’m not sure a sad ending is in me. If you’re looking for an edge like that, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.
Harper Harlow’s romantic life is perfect, her wedding is in the works, and now she’s decided to enhance her business standing by attending a haunted campground opening. If she enjoys herself, publicly endorses it and the owner, then she’ll open up a brave new world.
Unfortunately for Harper, old ghosts die hard and a fresh murder taints what is supposed to be a quiet weekend.
Harper’s happy foursome – her fiancé Jared Monroe, her best friend Zander Pritchett, and his fiancé Shawn Donovan are all along for the ride – turns into a nightmare when the group must pretend to solve a fake murder while actively hunting clues regarding a real murder. On top of that, Harper and Zander don’t have as much fun “roughing it” as they thought they would … well, despite the s’mores.
Four urbanites go into the woods. Will any of them come out alive? It’s going to take everyone working together to solve an old mystery and ease the fresh hell that has emerged.
Get ready for adventure, because it’s going to be one heckuva trip, and there’s a big wedding right around the corner for those who survive.
Then reality struck in the form of Hurricane Zander and the train derailed. What was initially supposed to be a trip for two was now a trip for four and the romantic nights Harper had been picturing spending under the stars were now something else entirely.
“I don’t know if we should be turning this into a promotional opportunity for us,” Harper hedged, her mind busy as she considered potential ramifications. Honestly, she was famous in her little corner of the world. She’d garnered attention through her company, Ghost Hunters, Inc. — or GHI to those in the know — as the premiere ghost hunter in the area. She’d even donated her time to law enforcement over the years, coming through on a variety of missing person cases and murders. This was something else entirely, though. “Perhaps we should just play it by ear or something.”
“If you say so.” Zander said the words, but Harper knew him well enough to realize he had no intention of relinquishing what he considered free advertising. “That’s not important right now, though. Let’s go back to talking about me.”
“Sure. What do you want to talk about?”
“Well, for starters, where did we land on the white?” Zander picked up the discarded shirt again and held it in front of him. “I think I’ll look good in white.”
Harper’s forehead wrinkled. “I thought you were wearing flannel.”
“Not camping, you maroon.” Zander lightly flicked his friend’s ear, causing her to flinch. “I’m talking about the wedding. You’re no longer the only bride in our friend group.”
That’s when realization dawned on Harper and she let loose a legitimate smile. “How could I forget that? You’re getting married, same as me.”
“I am.” Zander was wistful as he gazed at his reflection. He was a handsome man — the best-looking man in Whisper Cove if he was to be believed — but he’d been sporting a glow ever since his boyfriend Shawn Donovan unleashed one of the loudest proposal spectacles Harper had ever seen on their world a few weeks before. Ever since then, Zander had been completely blissed out, something Harper welcomed because she was planning her own wedding and was sick of him trying to take over the planning.