It sounds so innocent, almost whimsical. Aging rock star buys a ghost on the internet. Jude Coyne collects stuff like that. What could go wrong? Turns out this particular ghost has a grudge against Jude, being the stepfather of an ex-girlfriend who killed herself after Jude threw her out. Jude isn’t all than nice a guy–spoiled, and a bit self-centered, but it turns out that being haunted is an opportunity for personal growth. Who knew?
A ghost story also seems almost innocent, a relic of an earlier time. Ghosts are incorporeal. They aren’t trying to drink your blood or eat your brains. The rules may vary some. This ghost can’t hurt you physically, but can control your mind under most circumstances. On the other hand, he’s afraid of dogs, and Jude has two, Angus and Bon. If you get that reference, this may be the book for you.