The Sapphire Necklace by C. A. Varian
Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
There’s a killer hiding in plain sight in New Orleans. How far will the spirits of his victims, and the woman who can see them, go to take him down?
Still fresh to the community of public defenders, Miss Hazel Watson finds herself entangled in a case of embezzlement-with a liberal dash of the supernatural. Who was this spirit haunting her client? Why is this spirit’s glimmering sapphire necklace so entrancing? And, most importantly, why could Hazel not communicate with her?
Since she was a young girl, Hazel had been helping spirits conclude their earthly business so they could pass over. Her ability to communicate with spirits was passed down from her mother, who was able to help guide her and hone her necromancy skills. Hazel was never a social butterfly, but she never had a problem communicating with the dead. Until now.
There are enough challenges being a young, female, public attorney. Still, this new case presents challenges Hazel could never have anticipated.
As Mr. Miller’s trial date inches closer, with more questions than answers, Hazel, with the help of her spectral best-friend, Candy, are rushing against the clock to identify the dead woman, find her killer, and avoid becoming the killer’s next victim herself.