The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks by Josh Lanyon

Loose Id

LGBT Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 978-1-59632-810-5

Reviewed by Cassie



Perry Foster’s return from a disappointing trip is made even worse when he finds a badly dressed dead body in the bathtub of his apartment.  Horrified, he flees the room, but the only help he finds is his surly neighbor, Nick Reno.  Then the body disappears, and the police don’t believe it ever existed.  At least Nick grudgingly invites Perry to stay with him, so Perry doesn’t have to go back to his place.

Nick Reno is not happy to be dragged into Perry’s problems.  The kid gets on his nerves and he has his own problems.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t believe Perry made the whole story up.  Against his will, he finds himself helping Perry find out what’s going on in their apartment building. 

Can Perry and Nick figure out what’s happening before it’s too late?

I absolutely loved The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks.  Josh Lanyon has such a knack for creating flawed yet fascinating characters, and Perry and Nick are great examples.  Perry seems so fragile at the beginning, yet he has a core of stubbornness and strength that keeps him going no matter how tough things get.  Nick starts out surly, cold, and even mean at times, but he too has hidden depths.  As they attempt to find out who killed the man in Perry’s tub—and where the body went—they learn a lot about the odd inhabitants of the apartment building, and about each other.  The interaction between Perry and Nick kept me on the edge of my seat just as much as the mystery did, and the ending is even more satisfying because of that.  The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks has everything you could ask for in a romantic suspense story:  mystery, action, romance, and emotion.  In my opinion, The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks is required reading for anyone who likes a good mystery with a satisfying romance.


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