Fast-forward a few chapters and Luke is out like yesterday's trash, Rubys roommate is a ghost rocker from the 80's and a hot new heir just became her coworker at the newspaper press. Things are getting interesting. Matt Jardine, heir to Scottish newspaper magnate has his eye on Ruby and I'm loving every second of it…but things never really get hot between the two and so my dire expectations sadly simmer out. Because of this, it seems the story drags a bit towards the middle and there's really no connection to Stevie or Matt so I really wouldn't agree with the tagline “A Ghostly Romance.” It’s more of a ghostly mystery of who done it.
Overall, the story kept enough of my attention to keep me going but it was too predictable for my taste. It was also too similar to Shackman’s novel, “Hero or Zero.” Chloe, the main character in Shackman’s later work, “Hero or Zero” is also a cute blonde close to age thirty. Raised by a single mom with some artsy dad who is too self-absorbed in his own life to worry about his responsibilities, and they both shop at Ikea and live in Glasgow. Peter de Marlow is too similar to the character Ethan in “Hero or Zero.” He’s detached himself from his working class family and banged any old cow with connections just to climb the social ladder. I’d definitely like to see more versatility between characters in future works.