Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
Ace Carroway and the Ghost Liner by Guy Worthey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Great War veteran. Pilot. Private eye. Cecilia “Ace” Carroway wears a number of hats, but it’s her inventor’s noggin that’s in need of titanium for an innovative aeronautics project. Her associate Bert heads to Juneau by water to make a metal deal for her, but after he catches the eerie sight of a silent ship passing by in the night, Bert mysteriously disappears in Ace Carroway and the Ghost Liner by author Guy Worthey.
I would definitely recommend reading the previous books in The Adventures of Ace Carroway series before diving into this seventh. As Ace’s motley crew showed up to search for Bert, I took note of how distinct the returning characters are and how often I could recognize which character was speaking before seeing his name. It’s been fun getting to know these guys!
While I get a kick out of the action in this series, I think that this time, my heart may’ve gotten the most noticeable tug its gotten since Ace’s suffering of a personal loss at the end of one of the earlier books. In this one, as Ace gave her grim take on “the ghosts of the Great War,” it got to me. Yes, I’ve repeatedly called her a bad, bad chick because her various abilities are off the charts, but it’s just as affecting to see different aspects of her humanity.
Now, I’ll admit I wasn’t as gripped throughout this story as I was with the others. During some chapters in the middle, the read started to feel a little long to me.
Nevertheless, the element of the overall plot that’s leading to the next, upcoming book in the series (*gasp*…Darko Dor—dun dun DUNNNN!) already has me on the edge of my seat…
Here’s my review of the first book in the series, Ace Carroway and the Great War.