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Lanyon, Josh: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

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3.5 stars

When Perry returns home early from an unsuccessful tryst--his promising internet relationship having come to nothing in the real world--he's surprised to find a dead guy in his bathtub. One panic attack and an asthmatic episode later, and the police can't find the body Perry claims to have seen. They're none too happy to have been called to the scene, a creepy, remote boarding house in Vermont. Perry's neighbors, a mixed bag of loons, mostly assume that he was imagining things: he's a delicate, waifish boy whom people tend to treat with well-intentioned condescension. One neighbor, however, does believe Perry--Nick, an ex-marine, whose search of Perry's apartment turns up signs of foul play, if not the body itself.

Josh Lanyon's story follows Nick and Perry as they amateur sleuth their way around the boarding house, which turns out to have a colorful past. The story is also a romance: anyone who's squeamish about reading fairly graphic gay sex scenes should stay clear.

Yellow Socks is a decent mystery and a decent romance, though the latter seemed to me highly unlikely for about half of the book. The novel isn't a must-read, but it's a pleasant enough cozy.

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Not Bad for the story. Two world perspective from reality to horror and an ex-marine part of the character. How cool is that.. :)

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