Book Review: Ghost of Lies by Alice Winters

Reviewed: March 7th, 2022
Released: February 11th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux


Though I was born with the ability to see the dead, I struggled with it until my brother was killed and his ghost was left behind. Now, I’m determined to figure out who is responsible for his death…the problem is that Detective Maddox Booker, the one working the case, is a grumpy and stubborn man who wants nothing to do with me and definitely doesn’t believe in ghosts. It doesn’t help that I keep finding myself looking ridiculous in front of the detective, thanks to interfering ghosts who enjoy laughing at my expense. Still, the more I’m around Maddox, the more I realize that beneath that surly exterior is a kind and caring man who will do anything to help. 


When another man dies, I know we have a serial killer on our hands – the same murderer who has remained elusive for a year and a half. To add to my frustration, I keep running into Hiro at crime scenes, only to hear him claim that he can talk to ghosts. The words of the dead could lead us to the serial killer and even tell us who is next, but ghosts? There’s no such thing as ghosts. Hiro is determined and charming, and no matter what I do, I can’t stop letting him get involved. He’s definitely snagged my attention, but when he nearly winds up dead, I know he’s getting closer to the truth – and if I don’t do something soon, he might be next. 

Ghost of Lies is full of action, mystery, humor, and romance. Though more is planned for this couple, the mystery is solved and there is a happy ending.

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

A thoroughly enjoyable ghost ridden mystery with two adorable men who are trying figure out their relationship while trying to solve a series of murders. The ghosts are quite a hindrance, but very amusing as they ensure Hiro and Maddox trip over every obstacle to progressing their relationship.

Greg Boudreaux’s narration is sublime and enhances the story as he brings the characters to life. Hiro is lovely and has been able to see ghosts since he was born; he is besieged by the ghosts who surround him and his conversations with the ghosts are hilarious.

Maddox is a very controlling police detective and struggles to accept the world Hiro lives in, but he is beginning to realise that no matter what is going on, he can’t resist Hiro.

A very enjoyable and humourous story combined with some tearjerk moments that wrench your heart. Engaging characters and annoying ghosts, combined with a murder mystery that could tear the fledgling romance apart.

About the author:

Alice Winters started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to turn her ideas into written words. She loves writing a variety of things from romance and comedy to action. She also enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her pets.

Ghost of Lies is available for purchase via Amazon

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