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Bubba Done It
Dreamwalker Mystery Book #2
Maggie Toussaint

Five Star/Cengage
May 20, 2015/ ISBN 978-1432830670
Paranormal Mystery

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Baxley Powell is the mother of ten-year-old daughter, Larissa. Her Special Ops husband, Roland, was declared dead two years earlier, but the Army failed to pay her the insurance money due her. To make ends meet, she works part time as a pet walker, landscaper, and psychic consultant who “dreamwalks” or communicates with the dead to help the police solve crimes.

Baxley’s riding with Sheriff Wayne Thompson when an urgent call comes in alerting them that Morgan Gilroy has been stabbed. After they arrive, Morgan whispers to Baxley, “Bubba done it” before he dies. Baxley is aware of four “Bubbas” who may have had reason to stab him, including her brother-in-law, Bubba Powell. Powell dated Morgan’s ex when they were younger, but she’s convinced Roland’s brother couldn’t be the murderer. The more Baxley investigates, the guiltier each Bubba looks. Frustrated, Baxley dreamwalks to reach the deceased Morgan, but is stopped by a tattooed woman on the other side. Eerie enough, but

Baxley also feels that someone is watching her. Who can it be?

Bubba Done It is a fast-paced, tense thriller with just the right eerie paranormal elements to keep me glued to the book. Maggie Toussaint never disappoints, and I love the southern, homespun atmosphere she creates through dialogue and settings. Her characters are all wonderfully developed. Baxley is a strong character, one determined to support herself and her daughter. Despite everything, she’s sure her husband Roland is still alive. Ten-year-old Larissa appears to have inherited the psychic talent as well, for she’s been dreaming of seeing her dead best friend floating in water. Add a gruff sheriff and a newspaper reporter seeking a break out story, and the result is an exciting psychic mystery guaranteed to keep you begging for more.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Gone and Done It #1

Bubba Done It #2
Doggone It #3
Dadgummit #4
Confoundit #5

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Fiery Surrender, Shadow of a Doubt, and Lani's Challenge.
Reviewed 2015